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David Roussève/ REALITY at ArtPower at UC San Diego

November 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0

$25 – $46

Choreographed, written, and directed by David Roussève, Halfway to Dawn is an evening-length work weaving dance, music, sound, video, and text to uncover the deeper ”truths” of African American, gay jazz composer Billy Strayhorn’s life (1915–67) while also creating a dialogue on urgent social issues of our own time. The work is danced to a score of Strayhorn and Duke Ellington songs, from raise-the-roof jazz anthems to emotion-laden ballads. Halfway to Dawn intersects fact, conjecture, comment, abstraction, and fantasy to create an abstract portrait of Ellington’s most important, though largely unknown, collaborator.

Founded in 1988, David Roussève/REALITY creates expressionistic dance/theater works that combine the accessibility, grit, and passion of African American traditional and pop cultures with the challenging compositional structures of avant-garde dance and theater in order to explore socially-charged, immensely relevant, and often spiritual themes.

Details

Date:
November 9
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$25 – $46
Event Category:
Website:
http://artpower.ucsd.edu/event/david-rousseve-reality-halfway-dawn/

Venue

Mandeville Auditorium, UC San Diego

Organizer

ArtPower at UC San Diego