Saturday, January 13, 2018

Spectrum Dance Theater presents A Rap on Race



Music and Movement Series, Ordway Music Theater

In 1970, two towering personalities of the American intelligentsia, black author and social critic James Baldwin and white anthropologist Margaret Mead, sat together and recorded a conversation on what is a defining subject of the American experience—race. Now, more than 40 years later, two contemporary artistic icons, Anna Deavere Smith and legendary choreographer Donald Byrd, re-imagine this monumental moment in history into a genre-obliterating evening of “theater for the 21st Century.”

The presentation of Spectrum Dance Theater’s A Rap on Race was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.