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Rhythm & Rhapsody
July 14 | 7:30 pm - July 16 | 9:00 pm CDT$30
The Elevator Project
Rhythm and Rhapsody
Presented and Produced by Verb Kulture
Under the Direction of Iv Amenti
July 14 – 16, 2022
2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Rhythm and Rhapsody is an artistic fusion of storytelling and poetic expression that brings poetry, rhythm, and dance together to share stories that reflect social challenges in the African American community. You will be drawn into a whirlwind of emotions by the poets and dancers as they take you on a journey into an afro-futuristic utopia while reflecting on the past and present issues in America. The stories presented are inspired by news headlines, Dallas community interviews, and personal experiences. Rhythm is the heartbeat of the project reminding us of how rhythm historically has played a major role in using music to tell stories. This tradition, passed down culturally from African storytelling by the oral historians to the “rhythm and blues” of Black America, also reminds us of how resilient we are and how we always manage to remain unbreakable. Rhythm and Rhapsody is sure to bring high-energy performances. Every story has rhythm, and every rhythm tells a story. This production will show what happens when the two become one.
Featuring an ALL STAR Cast: North Texas Jazz Legend Shelley Carrol, Multi Grammy Award Winner Bobby Sparks, Myles Tate, Ethan Worland, Rayven Leak, Linda Jones, Terry Odis, Cameron McCloud, Paloma Nance, Marcus Jones, Justin Clemons, Shannon Louis, Daunte Borner, and more!