Joseph to Bring Hip-Hop Work the break/s to Yale Jan. 22

News   Joseph to Bring Hip-Hop Work the break/s to Yale Jan. 22
 
Hip-hop artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph will bring his acclaimed work the break/s to Yale beginning Jan. 22 as part of the No Boundaries performance series.

Joseph, who presented his one-man "mixtape for the stage" as part of the New York Hip-Hop Theatre Festival and the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival, will perform the break/s through Jan. 24 at the University Theatre.

Michael John Garcés directs the 80-minute work that is described as "a multimedia odyssey through the United States, Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and back again. Fusing music, theatre, dance and film, spoken-word virtuoso Marc Bamuthi Joseph performs the living history of the hip-hop generation as well as his own deeply personal and often humorous exploration of race and identity."

In addition to his performances, Joseph will take part in discussions, talk backs and interactive dance workshops during his stay at Yale.

Joseph, a National Poetry Slam Champion and HBO Def Poet, made his Broadway debut in The Tap Dance Kid and later starred in the national tour. His works also include Word Becomes Flesh and Scourge.

Tickets, priced $35, are available by visiting www.yalerep.org or by calling (203) 432-1234. The University Theatre is located at 222 York Street in New Haven, CT.

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