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The gun dilemma, explored through percussion.
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Wednesday November 30, 2016
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NY Premiere
A Gun Show
Nov 30—Dec 3, 2016
 
Music

Sō Percussion with Emily Johnson
Directed by Ain Gordon

 
 

Sō Percussion (Where (we) Live, 2012 Next Wave) gives the Second Amendment a soundtrack in this affecting foray into America’s fraught relationship with guns. Taking mallets to disassembled sniper rifles and assorted drums, the musicians serve as Greek chorus, commenting instrumentally on sung and spoken texts drawn from the nightmares and nostalgia of armed experiences. Three-time Obie-winning director Ain Gordon and choreographer and performer Emily Johnson give depth to this probing work in which anger meets inalienable rights, dark memories resurface, and a contested weapon sings a bittersweet song. 

 

Choreography by Emily Johnson

 
RUN TIME
1hr 5min
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Balcony seating is only accessible by 70 stairs.  
 
RELATED EVENTS
“Through a mix of consummate skill and quirky charm, this mercurial quartet has helped to ignite an explosive new enthusiasm for percussion music old and new.”
— The New York Times
 
A Gun Show
Blog
Reflecting on Guns, part of A Gun Show
Share your thoughts on issues relating to guns at StoryCorps.me, and listen to the experiences of others. More info on the BAM Blog.
Articles
TITLE: [RE:CON]VERSATIONS :: COMPLICATED WORK :: EXPLORING “A GUN SHOW” WITH SO PERCUSSION’S ADAM SLIWINSKI TEXT:
So Percussion member Adam Sliwinski dives into a robust discussion with collaborator Lynne DeSilva-Johnson on the creation of this complex work.
A Gun Show
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