David Roussève / REALITY
Stardust explores the ever-evolving nature of intimacy in our technology-driven, furiously paced world.
Redefining the coming of age story in our electronic era, David Roussève / REALITY’s Stardust follows an unseen African American gay urban teenager’s relentless search for love and compassion in a life that seems bereft of both. This character—who is abused by his foster parent—never appears physically on stage, but we know him by the emotion-laden and unanswered text messages he sends, by music that comforts and challenges him, and by dance movements that are the analog of his states of mind and heart.
Through movement and video, the audience is taken through his journey from despair to unexpected transformations.
PARENTAL ADVISORY: While the stage action is not graphic, this performance is not recommended for children due to explicit language, references to abuse, sexual references, and other content of serious nature.
RE-SCHEDULED DUE TO A SUDDEN LOSS: Join us for a Conversation with David Roussève: Creating Social Commentary with African American Dance
Join choreographer, director, filmmaker, and performer Roussève in an intimate pre-show discussion about his body of work and whether dance can change the world: Saturday, March 22, 2014 in the Green Room at the Aronoff Center from 7-7:30pm (please arrive at 6:45pm).
Part of Contemporary Dance Theater’s mission is to bring dance closer to the public. Meet David Roussève / REALITY at a Q&A reception following Friday evening’s performance at the Aronoff Center. Free, suggested donation: $5.
Dancers are invited to the rare opportunity of taking class with David Roussève / REALITY members at Contemporary Dance Theater’s studios in College Hill on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 10:30am-12:00pm. $15 in advance payable here, or $19-20 at-the-door.
Aronoff Center for the Arts, Jarson-Kaplan Theater
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 | (513) 621-ARTS