This innovative devised performance work is a circus-inspired grab bag of classic Southern trickster characters (think Brer’ Rabbit, Brer’ Fox, Brer’ Possum . . .) adapted for the 21st century. Using contemporary circus techniques, live music, vivid costumes, and delightfully over-sized props, Assistant Professor Carlos Cruz and his students examine, re-imagine, and welcome back to our community characters long present in the histories and iconography of African American, Latino, and Native American cultures in the southeastern and southwestern United States. With original music by Shamou, Department of Dance Music Director and musical director for Trikster.
April 29 performances will take place at Aldersgate on Shamrock Drive at noon and 4:00 pm as part of the International Sandwich Festival. No ticket is necessary.