Third Coast Percussion makes its Carnegie Hall debut with its collaborative program, Metamorphosis, featuring choreography by Movement Art Is, performed by Jon Boogz and Lil Buck.
Third Coast Percussion makes its Carnegie Hall debut joining forces with the groundbreaking choreography and movement of Movement Art Is (Lil Buck and Jon Boogz) for an intimate, evening-length program that explores the duality of human nature. At once intensely personal and fiercely virtuosic, two disparate styles of street dance blend seamlessly with new music by Jlin and Tyondai Braxton, as well as Third Coast Percussion’s critically-acclaimed arrangements of Philip Glass’s Aguas da Amazonia.
This performance will take place in Zankel Hall, with a special in-the-round configuration for a truly immersive experience.
PHILIP GLASS (arr. by Third Coast Percussion) Metamorphosis No. 1
JLIN Perspective (New York premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
TYONDAI BRAXTON Sunny X (New York premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
PHILIP GLASS (arr. by Third Coast Percussion) Amazon River
With Movement Art Is
Lil Buck and Jon Boogz, co-founders, choreographers, and movement artists
“MAI advocates for social change while expressing how vital dance can be” – The Atlantic
Lighting design by Joe Burke
Stage direction by Leslie Buxbaum Danzig
Click here to watch the Metamorphosis trailer, with videography by David Javier, Tim Salaz, and Dakota Sillyman.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and by Meany Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Washington, with additional support from the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation and the Julian Family Foundation.
Perspective by Jlin was commissioned for Third Coast Percussion by the Boulanger Initiative, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, Carnegie Hall, the Lester & Hope Abelson Fund for the Performing Arts at the Chicago Community Foundation, the DEW Foundation, and Third Coast Percussion’s New Works Fund.
Sunny X by Tyondai Braxton was commissioned for Third Coast Percussion by the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, George Mason University, and Carnegie Hall with additional support from Third Coast Percussion’s New Works Fund.