Third Coast Percussion and the Harris Theater for Music and Dance proudly present Metamorphosis.
Each year, Third Coast Percussion presents 4-5 concerts of percussion music in their hometown of Chicago. In concert halls, theaters, and art galleries, the ensemble joins with world-renowned performers for programs that include premieres of new works for percussion alongside modern classic percussion music.
Third Coast Percussion’s production of Metamorphosis is made possible through the Harris Theater Creative Future Fund.
Third Coast Percussion joins forces with the groundbreaking choreography 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.
Tickets will go on sale in September 2022. For questions about ticket sales, please call the Harris Theater Box Office: (312) 334-7777.
Metamorphosis (Chicago premiere)
Choreography by Movement Art Is (Lil Buck and Jon Boogz)
“MAI advocates for social change while expressing how vital dance can be” – The Atlantic
PHILIP GLASS (arr. by Third Coast Percussion) Metamorphosis No. 1
TYONDAI BRAXTON Sunny X (Chicago premiere)
PHILIP GLASS (arr. by Third Coast Percussion) Amazon River
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.
Third Coast Percussion’s 2022/2023 Chicago Concert Season is generously supported by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the Robert & Isabelle Bass Foundation, and the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation. Third Coast Percussion acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.