HOW WE DO
WHAT WE DO
HOW WE DO
WHAT WE DO
onCUE Chronicles is a kinetic storytelling business with a mission to socio-economically liberate historically oppressed demographics in the United States. Through a three-part system called “The S-trinity,” onCUE Chronicles primes performers and audiences to be active advocates for positive social change.
"Searching for a True Move" (SFATM) is a kinetic practice in presence to help movement enthusiasts become more authentic storytellers by focusing on decreasing shame, and increasing vulnerability, with community.
Workshops consist of exercises inspired by Street/Club Dance, Acting, Postmodern Dance, Dance Theater, and more.
Through these exercises SFATM practitioners improve their non-verbal communication by unapologetically observing, replicating, and manipulating their inner-and-outer worlds.
The onCUE Collective is a group of SFATM practitioners committed to sharing kinetic stories that foreground voices of the historically oppressed within the United States.
The artistic chronicles can manifest in a myriad of ways: video, stage performance, web comics, etc. However, the mission stays the same--inspire audiences towards supporting the demographics represented, and combatting the systems of oppression these demographics face.
When I'm courageously moving from deep listening to my inner-and-outer worlds I am moving truly."- Quilan "Cue" Arnold
onCUE Chronicles commits itself to relationship building with audience members in order to shift all towards positive social change.
Post-performance educational resources and programming will offer audience members actionable, sustainable, steps that can support the historically oppressed demographics represented in the art.
Educational resources are provided through show programs, newsletters, communal events, and more.
"WHEN IS THE FIRST TIME YOU UNDERSTOOD YOU'RE BLACK IN AMERICA?"
This is the question that birthed onCUE Chronicles. The founder, Quilan "Cue" Arnold, was in a rigorous choreographic process with his dream dance company. His peers were guiding his intention behind the choreographic movement. They repeatedly asked this question to prompt a rageful spirit from Quilan. However, his answer to the question didn't spark rage...
About the founder
About the founder
Quilan “Cue” Arnold (MFA) is a movement artist based out of Union City, NJ, who uses his God-given gifts to create systems that advocate for the liberation of all people. He is currently a New Directions Choreography Lab Artist-in-Residence at Alvin Ailey.
As a performer Quilan has been a member of companies such as Camille A. Brown and Dancers (NY), Rennie Harris Puremovement (PA), Netta Yerushalmy Dance Company (NY), Abby Z and the New Utility (NY), and Enzo Celli Vivo Ballet (NY).
Quilan’s most recent choreographic works, True Move: Quilan and Club KINGDOM, were presented at Green Space Theater (NY) and University of Texas- Austin, respectively, in 2022. Other choreographic commissions include Brigham-Young University (UT), Western Washington University (WA), and Hunter College (NY).
Quilan is the co-founder of the Street/Club Dance podcast, The Good Foot Podcast, executive director of the Street/Club Dance documentary, Build’N Shop, which is partially funded by the 2018 Ohio State Dance Preservation Grant; and co-founder of the online battle event, Dominate from a Distance.
As an educator Quilan has served numerous dance institutions by foregrounding the value of Street/Club Dance philosophy towards dance technique, U.S. history, antiracism, and more. A few of Quilan’s educational commissions include University of Texas- Austin’s (TX), Hunter College (NY), Marymount Manhattan College (NY), and Towson University (MD). Additionally, Quilan hosts an online Hip-Hop course, Get Groovy.
alvin ailey school
2020 & 2022
New Directions Choreography Lab Artist in Residence
Award Finalist Nominee (Top 5% of 4,000 Applications)
Transformative Learning in the Humanities Grant
center for safety and change
Getting to the Root Antiracism Workshop
Gibney dance center
Co-Facilitator of Let’s Unpack This: Anti-Oppressive Dialogue with Dancers
Re-Imaging Social Equity Faculty Collective