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©2019 by What's Going On? Boston, 2019

What's Going On?

Life, Love, Social Justice

A community-oriented dance performance

Roxbury Community College Media Arts Center Mainstage

April 27, 8pm

April 28, 2pm

With the transcendent music of Marvin Gaye as his lens, Vincent E. Thomas finds a reflection of our past in our world today. Taking inspiration from the inimitable protest song “What’s Going On” - with lyrics that are as profound today as they were in 1971 - Marvin Gaye’s insights into life, love and social justice are given fresh perspectives with choreography by Vincent E. Thomas, Ralph Glenmore and Sylvia Soumah. Featuring many of Gaye’s classic hits, the choreography ranges from contemporary to West African, and it pays homage to American social dances and gospel traditions.

 

What’s Going On? has received rave reviews throughout the country, performing to sold out audiences at extended runs. Offering “the sweetest solace possible: people coming together,” (The Washington Post) this is a thought-provoking performance, designed to spark conversation and ignite hope in each community it touches. The What’s Going On? Company is made up of 8 established dancers from Washington DC. The performance also includes 8 local community dancers chosen from a series of masterclasses and hired to perform alongside the company.

 

$15 General admission

$10 Discounted tickets for youth, students, artists, and EBT card-holders

 $30 "Buy 1, Give 1" allows us to provide dozens of seats for free to community members, distributed through our partner nonprofit organizations.

Following the Sunday matinee performance, there will be a reception at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center open to all attendees. A chance for theater-goers to mingle with the artists!

These performances are presented by Anmol Mehra and co-presented by Bryna Pascoe.

Thank you to our lead funders:

JAKT

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Anmol Mehra

Thank you also to...

Lionel Harris

Jennifer Fo and Steve Cardillo

Catherine Owens and Eric Klotch

Linda and Bill McQuillan

 

April 27 and 28 - Join us at Roxbury Community College's Media Arts Building Mainstage. 

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SEE THE PERFORMANCE

Learn more here about paid opportunities for community dancers.

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AUDITION TO BE A PART OF THE CAST

Find out more about workshops hosted by our nonprofit partners.

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COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

April 13 and 14 - Learn movement from the show and explore the concepts that inspired WGO. 

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MASTERCLASSES WITH VINCENT E. THOMAS