"To Begin The World Over Again," is an interactive live music and dance performance that eloquently explores the writings of Thomas Paine (Common Sense, Rights of Man, Age of Reason), and their relevancy in 21st century America.
Fusing the vision of composer Joseph Phillips (Numinous) and choreographer Edisa Weeks (Delirious Dances), "To Begin The World Over Again" uses Paine’s words as a mirror to reflect on America today and ask how are freedom and democracy packaged and promoted in America? What does it mean to be free in American? As America becomes more consumer driven, polarized and disenchanted, is America living up to its promise?
Performed with the audience sitting in the round, "To Begin The World Over Again" is an evening length, multi-disciplinary work that features 13 musicians and 6 dancers.
WHEN: Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sept 27, 28, 29 and Oct 4, 5, 6, 2012 at 8pm
Irondale Center 85 South Oxford St. Brooklyn, NY 11217
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Students and Seniors, FREE for children under 13yo. To purchase tickets in advance call 1-866-811-4111 or go to www.irondale.org
FREE COMMUNITY EVENTS produced by PURPOSE LOUNGE @ the Irondale Center - 85 South Oxford St. in Brooklyn.
The Promise and Realities of America A visual art exhibition about the many perspectives of living in America; its hopes, responsibilities, and dreams. Gallery Hours: Thurs & Fri Sept 27, 29 Oct 4, 5, 2012, 4pm – 7pm Sat Sept 29 & Oct 6, noon – 7pm Closed Sun Sept 30 & Mon Oct. 1 Exhibition Reception – Sat Sept 29 from 4pm – 7pm
Why “United States” Tues Oct 2, 2012, 6pm – 9pm A discussion about the structural benefits and negatives of the United States social / political system.
Point No Point Wed Oct 3, 2012, 6pm – 9pm A discussion about how the American political system is analyzed and contextualized through the lens of American media.
The Promise of Promise Sat Oct 6, 2012, noon – 6pm A day-long exploration into Thomas Paine's vision and concerns during the forming of the United States of America. Food and beverages will be served.