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COLLABORATION is the fourth 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.

COLLABORATION 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 Nathan Cummings Foundation.

Produced by MAPP International Productions
Video footage by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
Edited by Mike Taylor

red, black & 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 & 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 & 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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