River See opens at The Pillsbury House tonight & runs through Sunday April 21st. http://pillsburyhouseandtheatre.org/river-see-april-11-21/
Set on a juking boat, with blueswomen, queers, deviants, and seers, River See is the prayer before the Great Migration. Using Black American rural southern tradition and an aesthetic steeped in jazz, River See brings people together to witness and create.This production features Sonja Parks and includes some of the Twin Cities most exciting multi-disciplinary performers: Aimee Bryant, Mankwe Ndosi, Leah Nelson, Kenna Cottman, and Truth Maze. Creator Sharon Bridgforth also appears onstage as she choreographs the words, sounds, movement, and singing live in front of the audience.
River See explores blues stories as living arrangements of jazz. The text serves as the score and structure for the improvisational process that births the performance.Through this process, occurring during the event between performers and audience, we become responsible to one another in the art of creating a piece about Love.