What's Going On performance - March 4
JustArts: When PJC collaborates with artists exploring themes of justice
Performances and Workshops
March 4 at 8 pm
March 5 at 3 pm
Dance Place and Vincent Thomas
At Baltimore Theatre Project
With the Public Justice Center and artist Joe Reinsel.
A new full-length dance piece set to the ground-breaking music of Marvin Gaye looks at life, love and social justice.
Vincent E. Thomas looks through the lens of Marvin Gaye’s transcendent music and finds a reflection of the world today. Taking inspiration from 1971’s inimitable What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye’s insights into life, love and social justice are given fresh perspectives with new choreography by Vincent E. Thomas, Ralph Glenmore and Sylvia Soumah. This evening-length work features Modern, Jazz and West African dance. What’s Going On seeks to provoke reflection and spark conversations to ignite change in each community it touches.
In their review of the November premiere, DC Metro Theater Arts said: “No one should leave the theater unchanged or unmoved for it’s both a celebration and lament.”
Hear about the performance on the Marc Steiner Show.
Tickets available through Baltimore Theatre Project:
Additional What’s Going On Happenings
What’s Going On -- Master Class
Saturday, March 4 from 11 am-12 pm at Motor House
Vincent E. Thomas will give a master class during the performance residency for local community dancers, college/university dancers, and children/youth.
What’s Going On -- Table Talk
Monday, March 13 from 7 pm-8:30 pm at Motor House
In this workshop, community participants come together to examine a ‘hot topic’ that encourages verbal dialogue and explores physical dialogue. Participants discuss, move, listen, and speak truths about the selected topic(s) facing their community.