Movement Workshop Group and Four-Time Grammy Nominee Cedric Watson Present Racine D’or, Inspired by Cajun Folklore at LIU Brooklyn’s Kumble Theater, July 11-12
Fatima Kafele,Deputy Director of Public Relations
Long Island University
Brooklyn, N.Y. – Movement Workshop Group and four-time Grammy nominated fiddler, singer, accordionist and songwriter, Cedric Watson will present Racine D’or, an original theatrical presentation inspired by Cajun folklore, at LIU Brooklyn’s Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts. The world premiere will take place on Thursday, July 11, and Friday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Drawing from the tall tales of Cajun culture and the diversity of Louisiana, Racine D'or combines contemporary dance theater with traditional Zydeco music, blending Louisiana Creole French with American folk and blues to create a sound all its own. Racine D'or tells the story of four friends who encounter the joys of innocence and the temptations of trouble and in doing so discover the destruction of community––and what each of them has to do to restore it.
Racine D’or is composed by Cedric Watson and Colin Summers. It features direction by Leslie Guyton, with choreography by Leslie Guyton and Stephanie Jingle.
The cast features Quincy Ellis, Stephanie Jingle, Ikeem McCord, Nessa Norich, Sandra Passirani, Colin Summers and Lisa Woods, with ensemble dancers Summer Bills, Justin Bourdet, Olney Edmondson, Collin Frazier, Shannon Jones, Eileen Klugh, Natali Micciche, Laura Murphy, Myssi Robinson and Julie Seal. The creation of Racine D’or was funded in part by support from the Brooklyn Arts Council.
Kumble Theater is located on Flatbush Avenue, between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street. Tickets to Racine D’or start at $20; $15 for students with ID. To purchase tickets, call the Kumble Theater box office at 718-488-1624 or visit www.kumbletheater.org. For more information, visit www.MovementWorkshopGroup.org.
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