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COMMUNITY is the second in a series of five videos documenting the creation of red, black & GREEN: a blues. The work exemplifies new directions in socially engaged, hybrid arts practice and presentation.

COMMUNITY is made possible by the Contemporary Art Centers (CAC) network, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), with major support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. CAC is comprised of leading art centers and brings together performing arts curators to support collaboration and work across disciplines, and is an initiative of NEFA's National Dance Project. It is also commissioned by The America Project, a program of MAPP International Productions with support from the Ford Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

Produced by MAPP International Productions mappinternational.org/

Video footage by Brian Dehler, Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
Recorded during The Living Classroom, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, August 2011
Edited by Mike Taylor

Featuring
Susy Bielak, Walker Art Center
Deanna Cummings, Juxtaposition Arts
Rick Lowe, Project Row Houses
Marcy Schulte, Conway+Schulte Architects
Wing Young Huie, The Third Place
Marco Davila
Minneapolis-based youth soccer team
Sierra Parham
Nina Killingstad
Ashley Curtis
OSO
and the many participants of Walker Art Centers Open Field

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The Living Classroom

The Living Classroom was made in affiliation with the residency of Marc Bamuthi Joseph and with support from the Walker Art Center's Open Field project. Open Field is an experiment in creating a cultural commons with artists, community and institution acting as shared content creators and place makers. Visit walkerart.org/openfield for more information.

Open Field is sponsored by Optum. Major support is provided by the Margaret and Angus Wurtele Family Foundation

Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s residency was made possible by the Contemporary Art Centers (CAC) network administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts. red, black, and GREEN: a blues was commissioned by the Walker Art Center with support provided by the William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, and The McKnight Foundation. The Walker Art Center’s Dance Season is sponsored by FICO and Gray Plant Mooty.

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red, black and GREEN: a blues

by Marc Bamuthi Joseph for The Living Word Project

Directed by Michael John Garcés

Produced by MAPP International Productions

Performed by
Theaster Gates
Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Tommy Shepherd aka Emcee Soulati
Traci Tolmaire

Set/Installation Design by Theaster Gates
Media Design by David Szlasa
Lighting Design by James Clotfelter
Choreography by Stacey Printz
Documentary Films by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
Photography by Bethanie Hines
Music Composed by Tommy Shepherd
Costume Design by Mai-Lei Pecorari
Sound Design by Gregory T. Kuhn
rbGb logo by Rolando Brown

World Premiere: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA), October 13-15 and 20-22, 2011.

red, black, and GREEN: a blues is co-commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at University of Houston, Walker Art Center, Lehigh University, and The America Project, with support from the Ford Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

Developmental residencies have been provided by Carolina Performing Arts at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Critical production support for rbGb has been provided by the Technical Residency Program at Z Space.

red, black, and GREEN: a blues has received generous support from The National Endowment for the Arts; The New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust; The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation; East Bay Community Foundation, with matching support from United States Artists; Panta Rhea Foundation; and Zellerbach Family Foundation.

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