rbGb: Multimedia Performance Explores Urban Ecology
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The last date listed for rbGb was Sunday May 12, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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An acclaimed vocalist and six-time Grammy nominee, Nnenna Freelon was called by The New York Times "a jazz singer with unstinting vivacity." She has released a dozen successful solo discs, appeared at major jazz festivals including Tanglewood, Monterey and Montreaux, and recorded and toured with the biggest names in the business, including Ramsey Lewis, Jessye Norman, Herbie Hancock, Ray Charles and many more. And that's in addition to performing on the most prestigious stages in the world, among them Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and The Kennedy Center. Learn More
rbGb reunites seven artists from the acclaimed work, the break/s: a mixtape for stage – writer/performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph; director Michael John Garcés; choreographer Stacey Printz; drummer/beatboxer Tommy Shepherd; documentary filmmaker Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi; lighting designer James Clotfelter; and media designer David Szlasa. Joseph is joined onstage in the performance by Shepherd, dancer/actor Traci Tolmaire, and vocalist/visual artist Theaster Gates, who is also designing the set. Also returning to the team of collaborators is costume designer, Mai-Lei Pecorari, who previously worked with Joseph on _ Scourge_.
Set into Gates’ malleable stage installation of repurposed building materials and clay objects, and heightened by Jacobs-Fantauzzi’s vivid films and vibrant graffiti murals from Life is Living, the poetry and performance in rbGb puts forward the idea that valuing your own life, and the life of your community, is the first step to valuing planet Earth.