Marc Bamuthi Joseph's Word Becomes Flesh: Poetry, Music and Dance
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The last date listed for Word Becomes Flesh was Sunday March 24, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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Called "brilliant" by The New York Times and "astonishing and entrancing" by Billboard, So Percussion returns to the Atlas Performing Arts Center with a new show. where (we) live is a multi-media, multi-artist and fully-staged performance the explores the outer limits of both art ... and our own comfort zones. No ensemble is better qualified for such a trip to the frontiers of music and experience than this Brooklyn-based quartet. Using everything from standard drums to coffee cups, metal pipes and an amplified cactus, So Percussion performs works by contemporary composers as well as their own highly original music. Together since 1999, this accomplished group has worked with the likes of Medeski Martin & Wood, the Dirty Projectors, Dan Deacon and even sculptor Martin Kersels. Now experience their musical meditation on the places (and people) called "home." Learn More
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Quotes & Highlights
“Joseph’s words can take an audience’s breath away, then coax out sighs, exclamations of approval, and finally draw them to their feet." —San Francisco Bay Guardian
“A searing, satisfying evening … ” —_Washington Post _
“This is the kind of event that can act as epiphany, as a life-changing event: not only for what it says, but how it says it.” —Cedar Rapids Gazette
About the Artists:
Marc Bamuthi Joseph is not only an award-winning spoken word artist and dancer, he is one of America’s vital voices in performance, arts education, and artistic curation. Bamuthi graced the cover of Smithsonian Magazine after being named one of America’s Top Young Innovators in the Arts and Sciences. He is the artistic director of the 7-part HBO documentary Russell Simmons presents Brave New Voices and an inaugural recipient of the United States artists Rockefeller Fellowship, which annually recognizes 50 of the country’s “greatest living artists.” He is the 2011 Alpert Award winner in Theatre and in April 2012, he was one of the 21 artists to be named to the inaugural class of Doris Duke Artists. He currently serves as Director of Performing Arts at Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco.
The Living Word Project (LWP) is the resident theater company of Youth Speaks, committed to producing literary performance in the verse of our time. Though its methodology includes dance, music, and film, the company’s emphasis is spoken storytelling. LWP creates verse-based work that is spoken through the body, illustrated by visual and sonic scores, and in communication with the important social issues and movements of the immediate moment.
This show is co-presented in association with Theater Alliance.