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As The Beast And Dragon Clash
August 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pmFREE
Instead of putting on the complete opera, this is a short feature of some of the opera’s completed highlights. We’re proud of the work we’ve done, proud of the featured highlights coming to the stage this Saturday, and hopeful that you’ll join us both this Saturday and at a later date when the full production premiers. Thanks to everyone for supporting us as we continue on our journey.
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|The beast and dragons clash is a psychedelic opera, a mythology of coming times. The shamanic journey of Alicia who travels between the beast, a system that controls us and the Dragon, a magical force, always destroying and creating.
It incorporates music of many genres, dance, art and video instillation. It has become a confluence of different art forms represented by some of the greatest artist in Washington DC.
The opera features audio representing the voice of Raheem Devaughn, Christie Dashiell, and Solomon Howard,
Live performances by Imani Grace Cooper, Sitali Siyolwe, Courtney Dowe, Yaya Balbed, Theresa Watson, Eliot Seppa, Joe Herrera, Elijah Easton, and Pete Muldoon
Choreography by Gwendolyn Goodwin along with dancing by Shannon White and Christine Rebecca Jenkins
Stagecraft and puppetry by Garwin Zamora, Joserie Molina,
Sounds of the production of Allyn Johnson with contributions by Wes Felton and Awthentic
Opening August 11th 2018 at the Anacostia arts Center,
Please join us in a dystopian future a week before the collapse of modern civilization due to complete exhaustion and destruction of vital resources. Beneath the drones of despair from the doomed consumers, a consonants of dissidents emerges. Curiosity and the love of life despite the loss of hope leads Alicia to the Dragon, and through his eyes she carves Out a new reality.
Funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Guitarist and composer Pete Muldoon is a local artist who has performed on both the national and international stage from DC, to Turkey to Indonesia. In 2013 he was named “Best Guitar Player” by the Washington City Paper.
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