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So Percussion: A Gun Show

Flynn Center presents

So Percussion: A Gun Show with Emily Johnson

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  • Saturday, January 14, 2017, 8:00 PM

$35

“The evening was an exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam.”—New Yorker

There is no late seating for this performance. Please plan to arrive for a prompt 8 pm start time. Returning to FlynnSpace with A Gun Show, So Percussion illuminates the Second Amendment instrumentally to examine Americans’ difficult relationship with firearms. The percussion-based group navigates the intersection of that relationship with race, economic equality, public safety, and constitutional rights. The show references the traditions of Greek tragedy and tragic opera, incorporating a chorus of local Vermont drummers to respond in battering rhythm. Three-time Obie-winning director Ain Gordon and choreographer and performer Emily Johnson give depth to this probing work in which anger meets inalienable rights, dark memories resurface, and a contested weapon sings a bittersweet song.

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Supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Programming is supported by endowments initiated through challenge grants from the Ford, Argosy, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundations and matched by generous support from the community.

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