Rosa Parks oratorio employs the song-form as composition that conveys a philosophical and spiritual narrative about Wadada’s vision of Rosa Parks. The oratorio is concerned with ideas of freedom, liberty and justice. This meditation is centered around the Civil Rights movement. The stage setting is presented with the use of lights as a major convey of emotion and scenery with the projection of video images reconnecting history with the present.
August 26 – WORLD PREMIER – moon& @ Ford Amphitheater – TICKETS HERE
I’ll be collaborating with szalt dance co. and Jonathan Snipes on a new evening length performance called moon&.
Open Gate Theatre with the Michael Vlatkovich Quintet
Sunday, September 2 @8pm
Szalt dance co. performs FLWRS with music by Louis Lopez
9/30, 10/1, 10/2
szalt (dance co.)
(women, and age, and men, and love, and sex, and death, and growing, and smiling, and wind)
F L W R S features the 5 females of szalt, demonstrating non-chronological feminine development by way of an unforgiving dressing room, television static, and hundreds of flowers. SeeDance calls the work “charged, tense, and tender – outstanding and totally engaging”.
Listen to the original music for FLWRS below.