2050 LEGACY

PHOTO: BEN LUNDBERG

CATALYST

Residency Dates: April 13 - May 1, 2015
Performance: May 1, 2015 / 7 - 8:30 PM

CATALYST is a play reading that follows the stories of six people who find themselves at the end of the world as we know it. 2050 Legacy unearths visions of a new world order, exploring the themes of inequality, poverty, love and survival through spoken word, music and movement. Using their progressive pedagogy, they will offer Master Classes in social justice theater.

Founded in 2009, 2050 LEGACY is a multi-disciplinary theater company for empowerment and social change that combines social justice issues with dance, music, and spoken word. Based in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, 2050 Legacy has performed nationally and internationally, most recently with The Hemispheric Institute’s “Biennial Encuentro” in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Montreal, Canada. 2050legacy.com

ARTIST STATEMENT

2050 LEGACY is dedicated to empowering self and strengthening communities through expression of the creative arts, by using social justice performance to create awareness and understand difference. To serve young artists in their creative, academic and artistic development by utilizing cultural arts to promote social awareness and professional artistic advancement.

Our Pedagogy:
Beginning with Knowledge For Power sessions participants are introduced to vital information in regards to pertinent sociopolitical themes. Participants then engage with the information in facilitated workshops that connect the participant to the theme on a personal level. Participants are then taught artistic skills of dance, spoken word, singing, stepping, drumming, music, beatboxing, DJ-ing etc. Participants then create original works of art that express their personal connection to the themes at hand. Giving participants hands-on experience in page-to-stage performance. Participants are urged to ‘break the fourth wall’ and interact with audience members and create a sense of community within the room. Post-performance discussions allow for open dialogue on these hard hitting topics.