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!