WHAT IS MOVING SONGS?

Moving Songs is a live interdisciplinary performance for soprano, two dancers, piano, cello, and narrator.  Seven songs composed by André Previn, with poetry by Toni Morrison, and photographs from the Nelson-Atkins’s exhibit Through the Lens: Visions of African American Experience, 1950-1970 will serve as the subject matter for our ensemble.  Our artistic intention is to create and share this poignant collaboration with a range of audiences via our synergistic interpretations of song, movement, and photography.

Gordon Parks, American (b. United States, 1912-2006).  Emerging Man , 1952. Gelatin silver print, Image: 14 7/8 x 19 1/8 inches. Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., 2005.27.308.

Gordon Parks, American (b. United States, 1912-2006). Emerging Man, 1952. Gelatin silver print, Image: 14 7/8 x 19 1/8 inches. Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., 2005.27.308.

In celebration of Black History Month Moving Songs’s performances on February 2,  7, and 18, 2016 are free and open to the public!!

 

Lincoln College Preparatory Academy

Auditorium

February 2, 2016 12:00pm

 

James C. Olson Performing Arts Center

White Recital Hall

February 7,  2016 2:30pm

 

 

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Bloch Lobby

February 18, 2016, 7:30pm

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS to the advisors and administrators who have helped Moving Songs to come alive Dr. Aidan Soder, Dr. Hali Fieldman, Dr. Lee Thompson, Dr. Jacqueline Wood, Paula Weber, Jane Schaefer, Sadie DeSantis, Catherina Mueller, and Kreshaun McKinney!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!