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OMC's Come Together

  • Manship Theatre 100 Lafayette Street Baton Rouge, LA 70801 (map)

Of Moving Colors Productions, Baton Rouge’s contemporary dance theatre company, will open its main stage season with Come Together, a collection of works set to the sounds of The Beatles, on September 28.  

            Now in its 32nd year of creating highly entertaining experiences for audiences in our community, OMC will celebrate a few significant milestones for one of the most well-loved bands in history. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of not only the release of The Beatles’s self-titled “White Album,” but also the legendary comedic film Yellow Submarine.

Audiences will be treated to an energetic introduction to the newly-minted 2018-2019 company through a concert of solos, duets, trios, and quartets to such iconic songs as “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” “All You Need is Love,” and many more.

Come Together

will be choreographed by Artistic Director Garland Goodwin Wilson and Associate Artistic Director Courtney Landry. Also contributing work to the production are veteran Baton Rouge dancers Roxi Victorian and Anna Schwab, and OMC will reprise some favorite choreography from 2005 by Ashleigh Leite, former rehearsal director for NYC’s Stephen Petronio Company. 

The weighty task of making musical choices dealing with a band that means so much to so many people is not lost on show curators Wilson and Landry.  

“As we dove into a catalog with too many iconic songs to even hope to reference, I realized that we were holding the unique and almost selfish ability to pick whatever music we would like to work with,” Wilson said.  “I saw a responsibility to choose songs that didn’t just come from Kasey Kasem’s Top 40 Countdown but rather that touched on the many eras, phases, and cultural dialogues that are so prevalent in The Beatles’s overarching collection of music.  We’ll be offering many different perspectives that stem from their music… and although we’re aware that every individual in our community has their own personal associations with the songs, we are certain we’ll offer a fresh, exciting, and electric evening of dance in the capital city.”

            Whether one prefers the sounds from the early days of “beatle boots” and matching haircuts or the more experimental fare of the Fab Four’s latter years, Come Togetherpromises an incredible evening for any fan.  

            Come Togethertakes place Friday, September 28 at Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts at 7:30 pm.  Tickets cost from $13 to $35 and are available through the Manship Theatre Ticket Desk.  Visit www.manshiptheatre.orgor call 225-344-0334.  For any additional information, please contact OMC at 225.338.0804.

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