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ANCESTRAL (A Musical)
April 29 @ 2:00 pm
One event on April 28, 2023 at 2:00 pm
One event on April 29, 2023 at 2:00 pm
Surrealism and survival abound in this original musical based in Greensboro, NC, with music by Quilla and choreography by LeDarius Parker.
Premiering at the Stephen D. Hyers Theater, this is an intergenerational story about diaspora and dreams. Told through live dance sequences crafted by local choreographer LeDarius Parker as well as dialog and a powerful musical score written and produced by Quilla, the narrative focuses on three characters who reside in modern-day Greensboro, NC. Each character is grappling with a turning point in their lives, and encounters one of their ancestors during dreams, leading to a profound transformation. The characters represent a cross-section of contemporary North Carolina, and their ancestors represent a diverse snapshot of humanity’s past.
ANCESTRAL was created with support by the North Carolina Arts Council and partnering arts councils such as ArtsGreensboro. Its production was also made possible by Creative Greensboro and the artist residency program at the Stephen D. Hyers Theater in April 2023.
This event is wheelchair accessible, and ADA-compliant.