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Summer 2009

RHODESSA JONES & IDRIS ACKAMOOR 30TH ANNIVERSARY
TOURING SEASON 2009 - 2010


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Cultural Odyssey's
New Performance
in Black Theatre

at the
National Black Theatre Festival

August 4 - 8, 2009

SALEM FINE ARTS CENTER
DRAMA WORKSHOP THEATER
SALEM COLLEGE
601 S. Church Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

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Tuesday August 4, 8 PM
Potpourri Noir

A Cabaret Evening hosted by Rhodessa Jones and series curator Idris Ackamoor featuring excerpts from four dynamic productions, which will be performed in their entirety during the week. Each one delivers a hard-hitting and inspiring in your face performance.

Featuring excerpts from all shows:
Angela Dean-Baham
Idris Ackamoor
photo Pat Mazzera
The Breach
The Unsung Diva: Impressions of the Life and Times of Sissieretta Jones a.k.a. The Black Patti. - Performed by Angela Dean Baham, Directed by Rhodessa Jones

Music for One Hand Clapping - Performed by Idris Ackamoor with special guest Frederick Harris, Directed by Rhodessa Jones

The Breach - Performed by Joanna Haigood, Rhodessa Jones & Idris Ackamoor

The Love Project - Performed by Rhodessa Jones & Idris Ackamoor, Directed by Harriet Schiffer-Scott


Wednesday & Thursday, August 5 & 6, 8 PM
Double Bill
The Unsung Diva: Impressions of the Life and Times of Sissieretta Jones a.k.a. The Black Patti
Performed by Angela Dean Baham
Directed by Rhodessa Jones


The Unsung Diva is the story of 19th century opera diva Sissieretta Jones and her incredible rise to international fame amid the hostile environment of post-Civil War America where she emerged to become the most notable Negro singer in the world.

Music for One Hand Clapping
Performed by Idris Ackamoor with special guest
Frederick Harris


Theater, tap dance, and jazz combines seamlessly as Idris tells his story, and reflects on the stories of other artists, such as Peg Leg Bates and Django Reinhardt, who have overcome incredible physical challenges to triumph as world renowned artists.

Friday August 7, 8 PM
The Breach (a work-in-progress)
Performed by Joanna Haigood, Rhodessa Jones, and
Idris Ackamoor


The Breach will utilize theater, dance, music, and video to investigate the pros and cons of the reparations debate. Internationally renowned aerialist Joanna Haigood joins Ackamoor & Jones in this innovative performance art production.

Saturday August 8
The Love Project
Performed by Rhodessa Jones & Idris Ackamoor
Directed by Harriet Schiffer-Scott - written in collaboration with Pearl Cleage and
Zaron Burnett, Jr.

The Love Project
Part house party, part TV talk show, and part cabaret, THE LOVE PROJECT is an interactive experience that testifies to the network of human relations that define our times.

"Cultural Odyssey's Idris Ackamoor and Rhodessa Jones stole my heart with their delectable performances. . . . There's a message of everlasting love in 'The Love Project'."   Monica Hill, examiner.com
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FOR INQUIRIES, PLEASE GO TO
WWW.CULTURALODYSSEY.ORG OR CALL 415-990-9416


Various Jones & Ackamoor photos by
Pat Mazzera, Speyer/Capparell, Phyllis Christopher, Renzo Maglio, and Emily Fitzgerald


Cultural Odyssey gratefully acknowledges the following for their support:
The commissioning and production of "The Breach" is made possible by
The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and
The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation Choreographer Collaboration Awards 2008 initiative.

 

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