A dynamic artistic collaboration through the blending of street dance and percussion ensemble
Choreography by Movement Art Is (Lil Buck and Jon Boogz)
“MAI advocates for social change while expressing how vital dance can be” – The Atlantic
“If any classical music lover…wants to experience a musical performance that is propulsive, exciting, and full of gorgeous sounds all the way through, and that is not history but part of life today, then seek out a night for Third Coast Percussion’s “Metamorphosis” tour.” – New York Classical Review
Third Coast Percussion joins forces with the groundbreaking choreography of Movement Art Is (Lil Buck and Jon Boogz), for an intimate, evening-length program that explores the duality of human nature. At once intensely personal and fiercely virtuosic, two disparate styles of street dance blend seamlessly with new music by Jlin and Tyondai Braxton, as well as Third Coast Percussion’s critically-acclaimed arrangements of Philip Glass’s Aguas da Amazonia.
TOURING COMPANY: TCP (4 percussionists) will be joined on stage by two movement artists who specialize in the movement styles championed by the choreographers. A lighting designer also tours with the program.
PRODUCTION: The project is being designed for a variety of performance venues, from concert halls to proscenium-stage theaters. The project is also suitable to be presented in the center of a performance space, with seating surrounding the stage. Minimum stage size 20’ wide by 24’ long by 15’ high.
Curious about how Metamorphosis was created? Click above to watch “Dancing Conversations”, a panel discussion with TCP member David Skidmore and the choreographers of Metamorphosis, Jon Boogz and Lil Buck (co-founders of Movement Art Is).
Presented by George Mason University’s Center for the Arts and the National Center for Choreography at the University of Akron (NCCAkron).