1. red, black & GREEN: a blues BELIEF

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    watch the related video COMMUNITY: http://vimeo.com/30501808 BELIEF is the first in a series of five videos documenting the creation of red, black and GREEN: a blues. The work exemplifies new directions in socially engaged, hybrid arts practice and presentation. BELIEF 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. Video footage by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi Photos by Bethanie Hines Editing by Mike Taylor ***** 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 Soulati Traci Tolmaire Set/Installation Design by Theaster Gates Choreography by Stacey Printz Media Design by David Szlasa Lighting Design by James Clotfelter Films created by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi Production Management by Pam Traynor 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 and Lehigh University. It is also commissioned by 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 is being 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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    • Theaster Gates: Soul Food Starter Kit

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      Theaster Gates talks about the equipment in his Soul Food Starter Kit—part fancy bento box, part big country pantry. Learn more about Feast at http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/exhibitions/feast.

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      • trailer: red, black & GREEN: a blues

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        red, black & GREEN: a blues by Marc Bamuthi Joseph for The Living Word Project Produced by MAPP International Productions Directed by Michael John Garcés Performed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph Tommy Shepherd aka Emcee Soulati Traci Tolmaire Yaw 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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        • Kenwood's Journey

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          The jazz band at Kenwood Academy, a high school on Chicago's South Side, gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity -- the chance to play original compositions from internationally renowned composer/pianist Jason Moran at Chicago's hallowed Symphony Center. Follow their journey in this documentary from the Chicago Tribune.

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          • Theaster Gates: Dorchester Projects

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            Theaster Gates on the Dorchester Projects and their role in Feast. Learn more about Feast at http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/exhibitions/feast.

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            • Theaster Gates: Soul Food Pavilion

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              Theaster Gates talks about the idea behind his Soul Food Pavilion—a space for interactions and conversations around the foods of black people. Learn more about Feast at http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/exhibitions/feast.

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              • Theaster Gates Soul Manufacturing Corporation

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                In conjunction with Locust Projects, Theaster Gates brings the Soul Manufacturing Corporation to the Design District. A group of skilled "makers" producing things for the duration of the exhibition with special care paid to the needs of these makers, creating a new production paradigm.

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                • Theaster Gates - Live At Anderson Ranch - 08.13.2011

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                  Anderson Ranch's Featured Artist Lecture Series presents Theaster Gates with the Soul Monks, August 13, 2011 in the Schirmer Meeting Hall

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                  • The Dorchester Project

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                    The Dorchester Project, a highly anticipated multi-use space in Chicago, is the workings of internationally celebrated artist Theaster Gates. The space, which has a tentative completion date of 2012, is a wonderland for the artist, designer, architect, music lover and scholar with the entire former art history slide collection from University of Chicago, the remaining records that were left in the final hours of Hyde Park's Dr. Wax and thousands of books waiting to be re-read and referenced. Gates' right-hand woman, Dara Epison, was kind enough to take me on a tour of the space.

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                    • Urban Expression: Cutting into Shapes

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                      Juan William Chávez talks about a workshop he held at Holy Trinity School for the Pulitzer's program Urban Expression. Artist Theaster Gates talks with the students about living in Hyde Park.

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