Friday, April 27, 2012

Innovative Production Awardee Performance!

Bates Dance Festival was awarded an agency Innovative Production Grant to help support the spoken word/hip-hop theater artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph at this year's Festival.

The performance of red, black and; GREEN: a blues (rbGb), is an evening-length multimedia work on environmental justice and social ecology questions collective responsibility. It promises to be an exhilarating, interactive performance of dance, text, and visuals. Joseph is joined onstage by dancer/actor Traci Tolmaire, drummer/beat boxer Tommy Shephard, and vocalist Yaw.

 “… a cutting edge artist forging his own hybrid medium — an amalgam of rap music, poetry, movement, and theater … an electrifying performer and a great storyteller.” The Seattle Times

 “Joseph is the real deal, swinging with such confidence that you grasp for adjectives to capture his skills.” Star Tribune "

(rbGb) is as smart and provocative as it is breathtakingly beautiful." San Francisco Chronicle

Marc Bamuthi Joseph and The Living Word Project in "red, black & GREEN: a blues" will be performed Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28 at the Lewiston Recreation Center, 8 pm. $20/$10 (Students)/ General Admission. More information online at

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