Unfortunately, Gregory Maqoma’s Broken Chord on February 16 at Bing Concert Hall is postponed. Please look for a new fall 2023 date when we announce our 2023-24 season. We apologize for the inconvenience.
South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma is a curatorial visionary who merges movement, theater, dance, visuals, and music with a sense of pulse and breath. Featuring four soloists and an onstage a cappella chorus, Maqoma’s new work tells the story of a South African–based chorus whose tour through North America and England in the late 19th century was marred by the realities of racism. The piece concretizes the burden of the white gaze and what it feels like to move beyond the constricting box it constructs.
Co-commissioned by Stanford Live and generously supported by the Stanford Live Commissions and Programming Fund.
Special thanks to the Market Theatre Foundation, Tshwane University of Technology Performing Arts (VocalArts), and Carlos Cansino Pérez.