WHAT: What’s Going On looks through the lens of Marvin Gaye’s transcendent music and finds a reflection of the world today. Taking inspiration from 1971’s inimitable track What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye’s insights into life, love, and social justice are given fresh perspectives by Artistic Director/Choreographer Vincent E. Thomas with additional choreography by Ralph Glenmore and Sylvia Soumah.
WHO: Vincent E. Thomas (Artistic Director) is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. His choreographic work has been presented nationally and internationally. He is the Artistic Director of VTDance and Professor of Dance at Towson University. Ralph Glenmore (Choreographer) is a former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. His Broadway career includes A Chorus Line, and Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ and Bubblin’ Brown Sugar. Sylvia Soumah (Choreographer) is Founder/Artistic Director of Coyaba Dance Theater, performing traditional and contemporary West African dance and music. The What’s Going On Company is made up of eight new and established dancers.
WHY: What’s Going On is the first in-house production in Dance Place’s 35-year history, and seeks to provoke reflection and spark conversations to ignite change in each community it touches.
WHEN: Friday, March 24, 2017, 7:30 PM
WHERE: Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, 7300 College St., Irmo, S.C. 29063.
- Located at the entrance to the Midlands Technical College Harbison Campus, off Lake Murray Blvd. and I-26.
- Just 5 minutes from Columbiana Centre; 15 minutes from downtown Columbia.