Fun Facts About Third Coast Percussion with Movement Art Is
Founded in 2005, Third Coast Percussion has performed hundreds of concerts across the country, presents an annual concert season at home in Chicago, teaches musicians of all ages and experience levels, and has commissioned dozens of new works by composers including Glenn Kotche, Philip Glass, Devonté Hynes, Chris Cerrone, Augusta Read Thomas, Donnacha Dennehy, David T. Little, and Ted Hearne. The percussion ensemble consists of Sean Connors, Robert Dillon, Peter Martin, and David Skidmore.
Co-founded by Lil Buck and Jon Boogz, Movement Art Is (MAI) is an organization that uses movement artistry to inspire and change the world while elevating the artistic, educational, and social impact of dance. Through movement art films, workshops, performances, and exhibitions, MAI is resetting the spectrum of what dance is.
Third Coast Percussion joins forces with the groundbreaking choreography of Movement Art Is (interpreted and performed by Cameron Murphy and Quentin Robinson) for an intimate, evening-length program that explores the duality of human nature. At once intensely personal and fiercely virtuosic, two disparate styles of street dance blend seamlessly with new music by Jlin and Tyondai Braxton, as well as Third Coast Percussion’s critically-acclaimed arrangements of Philip Glass’s Aguas da Amazonia.
Photo by Rich Polk
Lil Buck for GQ. Photo by Sebastian Kim.
Photo by Saverio Truglia
Third Coast Percussion in school classroom. Photo by Philip D. Lanum.
Image from Color of Reality.