Sunday, June 21, 2009

ISWHAT?!



I met Napoleon back in 99 when Secret Commonwealth was workshopping The Approach of the Mystery. We've kept in touch, and I'm hoping we'll converge our creativities in You'll Always Come Back. I only cry about beautiful things ~ the work with students at KUMU got me. Beatboxing/mouth/body percussion was called "patting juba" in the old south - one way to keep the beat when drums were contraband. Pulse, music-making, speech, and dance all converge in Napoleon's art, contemporary and ancient at the same time.

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