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Spectrum Dance Theater; A Rap on Race

February 9, 2018
8:00 pm
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Performance Dates: Friday, February 9, 8pm Saturday, February 10, 2pm Saturday, February 10, 8pm Co-created by director/choreographer Donald Byrd and actress/playwright Anna Deavere Smith Julie Briskman, Margaret Mead Donald Byrd, James Baldwin Nearly 50 years ago, two towering public figures--African-American novelist James Baldwin and white anthropologist Margaret Mead--sat together and recorded an epic and intimate seven-and-a-half-hour conversation about race in America. Now, visionary choreographer Donald Byrd and renowned playwright Anna Deavere Smith collaborate to bring that conversation into the present moment, in a new dance-theater work performed by Byrd's acclaimed Spectrum Dance Theater. A Rap on Race, named after the book published from a transcript of that meeting, combines text with movement and music to communicate the complexities of talking about race, at a time when that conversation is as necessary as ever. "It evokes a whole roiling nation caught in the cobwebs of history..." (The Seattle Times). #BerkeleyRADICAL #JoiningGenerations

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101 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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