Photo by Michael Cobarrubia
“MAI advocates for social change while expressing how vital dance can be”
“[Third Coast Percussion] play as if they’re a single, eight-armed organism”
-New York Times
This evening-length project celebrates a dynamic artistic collaboration through the blending of street dance and percussion ensemble. Choreography by Movement Art Is (co-founded by Lil Buck and Jon Boogz) will feature alongside new music composed for Grammy Award-winners Third Coast Percussion by Jlin and Tyondai Braxton, as well as Third Coast Percussion’s critically acclaimed arrangements of Philip Glass’s Aguas da Amazonia.
TOURING COMPANY: TCP (4 percussionists) will be joined on stage by 2 dancers, hand-picked by MAI, specializing in the movement styles championed by the choreographers. One additional production support person may tour with the project to call light and audio cues.
PRODUCTION: The project is being designed for a variety of performance venues, from concert halls to proscenium-stage theaters. The project is also suitable to be presented in the center of a performance space, with seating surrounding the stage. Minimum stage size 20’ wide by 24’ long by 15’ high.
Currently seeking partners to co-commission the work.
General availability beginning Fall 2020.