The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence
The Great Migration comes to life through an explosion of dance, drums and canvas.
FROM WASHINGTON, DC
MAY 3 - 6, 2018
"Every step of this performance feels natural. It feels less like a ticketed event and more like the audience stumbled into a neighborhood on a warm afternoon."
"I could feel the crackling energy of the show, even before it started... It’s a celebration of movement and music."
"In order to make the paintings come alive as theater, Mr. Sherman invented an art metaphor: The stage would be the canvas; the bodies the brush strokes; and the movement the paint."
The "main attraction is the extraordinarily talented company of dancers who get hands clapping and hearts pounding with their unflaggingly energetic performances."
"The Migration illustrates for adults as well as kids (7 and up) the power that music, dance, art, and imagination have in finding the strength to triumph over oppression."
"A visceral history that covers the gamut of emotions from deep sorrow to joyous celebration."
"A thrilling show"
"Brings this saga to clattering, rambunctious life."
"A fantasia on tap dancing and the percussive dance styles of African-American stepping."
The New York Times
"It is both ingenious and intuitive to take choreographic inspiration from Lawrence’s paintings"
"A resilient vitality fuels the production..."
A "terrific troupe."
"Energetic and entertaining"