Spectrum Dance Theater |  October 12–13

Philadelphia Debut | Philadelphia Premiere A Rap on Race

Nearly 50 years ago, two towering public figures, African-American author James Baldwin and white anthropologist Margaret Mead, sat together and recorded an epic and intimate seven-and-a-half-hour conversation about race in America. Now, choreographer Donald Byrd and playwright Anna Deavere Smith re-imagine that conversation in the present in A Rap on Race. This new dance-theatre work combines text with movement and music to communicate the complexities of talking about race, at a time when that conversation is as necessary as ever.

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Friday, October 12, 2018, 8:00PM
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 8:00PM