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Sidra Bell returns to the CAC for the world premiere of her new work, MÖNSTER OUTSIDE, created in collaboration with innovative Swedish composer Per Störby, his critically acclaimed chamber ensemble New Tide Orquesta, and set designer Amy Rubin to develop a voyeuristic discourse about the nature of outliers in contemporary society.
Marrying dance, theater, chamber music, projection mapping, vocal scoring and scenic and lighting design, the work will locate and depict aspects of human joy and despair via the experience of the “outsider.” The title MÖNSTER OUTSIDE is a play on Swedish-English cognate irregularities; in Swedish, “mönster” translates as “patterns.”Read more →
Founded in 1984 by choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Urban Bush Women (UBW) seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance from a woman-centered perspective and as members of the African Diaspora community. Their goal is to create a more equitable balance of power in the dance world and beyond.
For more than 30 years, UBW has continued to use dance as both the message and the medium to bring together diverse audiences through innovative choreography, community collaboration and artistic leadership development.Read more →
Christian Scott, also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah (born March 31, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a two-time Edison Award winning (2010 and 2012) and Grammy Award nominated trumpeter, composer, producer and music executive. Christian’s Grammy nominated international recording debut, Rewind That was called “arguably the most remarkable premiere the genre has seen in the last decade” by Billboard Magazine, earning Christian two prominent features on their cover and inclusion in their list of “Ones to Watch in 2006.”Read more →