Afro Punk Ballet, continued... (date change)
Time & Location
About The Event
After a moving and “other-worldly” preview performance back in July , Mixolo will join Afro House again on their journey to their fully-staged production of the opera-ballet, Afro Punk Ballet. This is a unique event that allows the audience to participate in the evolution of this ambitious production.
With a nod to the grandeur of opera and the abstractionism of contemporary ballet, Afro Punk Ballet is an epic story that challenges popular notions of heroism, morality and futurism.
Levi, a brilliant military scientist with a unique spiritual knowledge of space and time creates a second sun. The unprecedented devastation of his sun brings the nation’s inhabitants near extinction. Levi’s unwillingness to face the realities of his creation, leaves his eldest daughter and successor, Corfaszia, to restore order to the land. Jakub, the younger of the two daughters, with a deep connection to the spirit world, is forced into exile.
The futuristic and mythical Afro Punk Ballet is an exploration of the crossroads between African spirituality, mathematics, and physics, poetically weaving “time and space” with movement and music.
Inspired by the experience of spiritual possession in the black southern gospel tradition and the spirit of the Afro Punk Movement, Afro Punk Ballet utilizes a soundscape that encompasses the styles of punk music, 20th century French music, and southern gospel music.
Story by Eric T. Styles, Preston Andrew Patterson & Scott Patterson
Composer & Librettist Scott Patterson
Choreographer Preston Andrew Patterson
ABOUT OUR HOST:
Mixolo host, Afro House, is a music-driven performance art house, founded and launched in 2011 by Scott and Alisha Patterson. Since introducing their Afro House Concert Series in 2017 showcasing Baltimore’s dynamic makers, from musicians to local food and beverage entrepreneurs, to tech innovators, they have garnered acclaim, recently recognized as a noteworthy concert series by Baltimore magazine.
This is not a Mixolo exclusive event. Tickets are also available to the general public through Artful.ly https://www.artful.ly/store/events/16203. If you would like a shared experience with Mixolo, you may purchase your tickets on Mixolo’s web ticketing platform and in the app.
ABOUT THE PEALE CENTER:
The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture is described as a “cultural commons,” a new kind of museum for the 21st century, based in the oldest museum building in the United States..
Peale Center is at the center of Baltimore culture, hosting unique events, partnering with community groups, and providing cultural organizations with a fertile testing ground for innovative projects. The Peale is open for special events and exhibitions throughout the restoration of the building’s exterior.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR PURCHASE:
Your ticket includes a performance of Act I of Afro Punk Ballet and an opportunity to go deeper into the evolving work through a talkback that will follow the performance. Stay for the talkback and learn more about how this Afrofuturistic opera-ballet will continue to unfold.
The Peale is well served by public transportation. Refer to https://www.thepealecenter.org/visiting-the-peale/ for helpful details.
There is on-street parking around the Peale and in several local garages and parking lots. The Atlantic Garage just behind the Peale on Gay Street is the cheapest for all-day parking at $8 (subject to change); the entrance ramp will be on your left from Gay Street, just before E. Saratoga Street and the I-83 overpass. Metered parking is available on the streets around the Peale and in garages and parking lots on E. Saratoga Street and Guildford Ave. On weekdays the Municipal lot on E. Lexington by the War Memorial is also open.
Mixolo will be required to make advance payments for this type of event. Cancellations may be made for a full refund up to 7 days before the event.
Photos may be taken for promotional purposes for our web, social media and marketing materials. Mixolo is a real-life social network; we want to minimize the use of stock photos and reflect the true essence of our MIxolo community. Your registration and attendance will imply your willingness to participate and your release of all photos for use in marketing and promotions for Mixolo, Inc.
ABOUT THE MIXOLO APP:
Our events are now offered in the Mixolo mobile app available on Google Play or Apple Itunes for download.
The use of MIXCHAT, our messaging platform for connecting with members after you meet at an event is currently available only with purchases that originate in the app.
The full integration of both the web and mobile event platforms is scheduled for early 2019.
- General Admission - Mixolo$25$250$0