“A collaborative masterwork of extraordinary power”—Vancouver Sun
“Broken Chord has as much heart as politics, which left me…with an ache for our shared human experience. And the feeling that we are now, maybe, at last, all in this together.”—Dance International
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.