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Mystics and Kings with The Sarasota Ballet Studio Company

An evocative exploration of the mystical and the royal. Works by James Whitbourn and Jake Runestad incorporate texts of luminaries and mystics laced with Indian soundscapes, invoking musical settings which are radiant, peaceful and luminous. Black composer Margaret Bonds’ rarely heard 1954 cantata The Ballad of the Brown King, sets texts by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes in styles of classical, jazz, gospel and calypso to tell the story of the journey to Bethlehem through the eyes of Balthazar, the dark-skinned king. Key Chorale, violinist Daniel Jordan, sitarist Kanada Narahari, and The Sarasota Ballet Studio Company take you on an unforgettable journey of the senses.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

The Exchange

REPERTOIRE

Ballad of the Brown King – Margaret Bonds
Luminosity – James Whitbourn
Sing, Wearing the Sky – Jake Runestad
Sarikiz Violin Concerto – Karl Jenkins

Event details

Guest Artists

Daniel Jordan

Daniel Jordan

Leo Williams

Leo Williams

Amy Connours

Amy Connours

Stephanie Jabre

Stephanie Jabre

Kanada Narahari

Kanada Narahari

Choreographers

Arcadian Broad

Arcadian Broad

Ballad of the Brown King

Key Chorale Member

Lindsay Fischer

Luminosity

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