Beware of the Dandelions | 7pm
May 7 - 10, 2015
Date Has Passed Merrill Wright Mainstage Theater
A four week project featuring Performance, Community Events and Installation by Complex Movements.
APR 16 - 19 & MAY 7 - 10
*Each performance accommodates 35 people*
Some shows are currently sold out, but we highly recommend trying the wait list!
|THU, MAY 7||FRI, MAY 8||SAT, MAY 9||SUN, MAY 10|
|1PM||NO PERFORMANCE||NO PERFORMANCE||WAIT LIST ONLY||WAIT LIST ONLY|
|4PM||NO PERFORMANCE||NO PERFORMANCE||WAIT LIST ONLY||WAIT LIST ONLY|
|7PM||WAIT LIST ONLY||WAIT LIST ONLY||WAIT LIST ONLY||WAIT LIST ONLY|
|10PM||WAIT LIST ONLY||WAIT LIST ONLY||WAIT LIST ONLY||NO PERFORMANCE|
SCI-FI + HIP HOP + SOCIAL ACTIVISM.
CHANGE THE WAY YOU WORK FOR CHANGE.
This groundbreaking Detroit collective is changing our understanding of the relationship between art and progress in the 21st century. Complex Movements is a group of forward-thinking, technologically savvy, sci-fi hip hop, artist/activist geeks who believe social change occurs by creating spaces for connection.
Small performances for audiences of 35 take place in an interactive “pod” assembled in-house on the OtB stage. Once in the pod, the audience becomes a community of post-apocalyptic survivors working together in an immersive environment rich in visual imagery, performance, and a soundscape based on the modern musical influences of Detroit. Interactive elements allow audience members to unlock and shape their experience.
The goal: to create an artistically exciting space where participants encounter and practice the tools for change and co-create ways to use these tools in their own communities.
COMPLEX MOVEMENTS is graphic designer/fine artist Wesley Taylor, music producer/filmmaker Waajeed, hip-hop lyricist/activist Invincible, and creative technologist/performance artist Carlos (L05) Garcia. The Beware of the Dandelions environment was built in collaboration with Detroit-based architect Aaron Jones. Inspired and mentored by lifetime radical activist Grace Lee Boggs, Complex Movements’ multimedia performance works explore the relationship between complex science and social justice movements.
**PLEASE NOTE: The venue is wheelchair accessible, as is the installation. All gender restroom(s) are available. Attendees are asked to please avoid wearing scents in consideration of other attendees with chemical sensitivity. Scent free soap will be provided.
During the performance: A limited number of chairs are available upon request for people with physical/medical disabilities. There are 3-D elements and strobe lighting effects which can cause seizures in persons with photosensitive epilepsy or other medical conditions. Beware of the Dandelions is NOT recommended for People with photosensitive medical conditions. Close captions are available for the performance upon request.
This project is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Beware of the Dandelions was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Beware of the Dandelions is also supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and is a project of Creative Capital.
DETROIT | INTERACTIVE | HIP HOP | COMMUNITY | POWER TO THE PEOPLE