690 wishes in concert
690 wishes in concert" is an evening of song rooted in a developing project bythe musical trio The Hawtplates (Justin Hicks, Kenita Miller Hicks, Jade Hicks) with co-creator and director Charlotte Brathwaite. The project features a cycle of vocal meditations on ownership and the American dream set in a single house under numerous households, inspired by Toni Morrisons novel Home, and the experimental writing of French author Georges Perec. The music speaks with voices from a myriad of lifetimes in an urban dwelling a fragmented libretto ofancient songs,shifting murmurs, calls, shouts, stomps and whispers. Studies of characters from childrens stories like Goldilocks and the Three Bears and an episode of The Twilight Zone unpack the subtleradicalizedunder-breath utterances of a community in flux the inherited language and layered vocabularies of gentrification and conversations on progress.
Created and composed by The Hawtplates (Justin Hicks, Jade Hicks, Kenita Miller)
Co-created with and directed by Charlotte Brathwaite
Performed by The Hawtplates (Justin Hicks, Jade Hicks, Kenita Miller)
Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 8 pm
Thursday, Nov. 2 at 8 pm
Friday, Nov. 3 at 8 pm
505 1/2 Waverly Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|