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Friday + Saturday
May 11 + 12, 7:30 pm


$22 members & students
$25 nonmembers

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Photo: Bethanie Hines


red, black & GREEN: a blues (rbGb)


Written by Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Set design by Theaster Gates

“A piece as smart and provocative as it is breathtakingly beautiful.”
—San Francisco Chronicle

Designed to initiate a dialogue about environmental justice, social ecology, and collective responsibility in an era of climate change, this full-length, multimedia performance combines dance and imagery in a new mode of kinetic performance. rbGb reunites seven artists from the acclaimed work, the break/s: a mixtape for stage: writer/performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph; director Michael John Garcés; choreographer Stacey Printz; musician Tommy Shepherd; documentary filmmaker Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi; lighting designer James Clotfelter; and media designer David Szlasa.

Joseph is joined on stage by dancer/actor Traci Tolmaire and vocalist/visual artist Theaster Gates, who also designed the malleable stage installation of repurposed building materials. Through poetry and performance highlighted by vivid films and vibrant murals, rbGb presents the idea that nurturing our lives and communities are the first steps in nurturing our planet.

Read an interview with Marc Bamuthi Joseph on our blog 

For more information, including a video of the performance, click here.

Note: On Saturday, May 14,  the rbGb set created by Theaster Gates will be on view to museum visitors from 10am-5pm.

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The presentation of red, black, GREEN: a blues was made possible by the MetLife Community Connections Fund of the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project. Major support for NDP is also provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

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Name:Performance: red, black, GREEN: a blues (rbGb)
Date:May 11, 2012 07:30 PM –
May 11, 2012 09:00 PM
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