Word Becomes Flesh
by Marc Bamuthi Joseph for the Living Word Project
Tour Producer: MAPP International Productions
“Many choreographers attempt to tackle social issues; few interweave their own stories in a way that makes sense. Word Becomes Flesh makes for a searing, satisfying evening.”– The Washington Post
Named in the 2012 Class of Doris Duke Artists as one of America’s most vital and productive performing artists, Marc Bamuthi Joseph derives his performance narratives out of interdisciplinary collaboration that integrates spoken word poetry, contemporary movement, and live music to birth a new theatrical form based on hip hop aesthetics.
Presented as a series of performed letters to an unborn son, Word Becomes Flesh documents nine months of pregnancy from a young single father’s perspective. It is a powerful and passionate plea for social responsibility and understanding that critically, lyrically, and choreographically examines the experience of fatherhood in America’s black community.
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Art of Our Time / New Stages is supported by Gulf Coast Community Foundation.
(photo © Jati Lindsay/Hip-Hop Theater Festival)