red, black, and GREEN: a blues

October 26, 2011 by  
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THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL CENTER FOR THE ARTS 
TO HOST A GROUNDBREAKING ARTIST COLLABERATION

Performance Ignites Conversation About Green Living with red, black and GREEN: a blues

WHAT:    red, black and GREEN: a blues (rbG:b), a full-length, multimedia performance will take the stage on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 at the University of Houston ’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.

Marc Bamuthi Joseph, the writer and performer for rbG:b, partly developed the performance during his experimental research residency in Houston, hosted by the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.  Throughout his residency, Joseph was profoundly inspired by his experience of living at Project Row Houses in the Third Ward and engaging with those communities who influenced his mastermind project.

rbG:b confronts head-on the question of collective responsibility and environmental justice in a time of dramatic climate change.  Interviews, poems, films and murals have been translated into idioms of hip-hop, theatre and choreography to express the challenge of living green where violent crime and poor education pose a more imminent danger than ecological crisis, that revel emerging definitions of environmentalism in these communities.

WHEN:    8 p.m. on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 
**doors open for onstage installation viewing at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:    Wortham Theatre, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts

University of Houston, Entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd. Houston, TX 77204

COST:        $20 general admission, $15 UH faculty and staff, $10 students,
MORE INFO:    www.mitchellcenterforarts.org or www.facebook.com/MitchellCenterfortheArts

The presentation of red, black and 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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