"Monk's Mood: A Performance Meditation on the Life and Music of Thelonious Monk"
A 45-minute tap dance performance by Professor Thomas DeFrantz
Location: Hagan '48 Dance Studio, Lewis Center for the Arts
Date/Time: 12/02/12 at 7:00 pm - 12/02/12 at 8:30 pm
This performance is free and open to the public, tickets are not required for attendance.
The foremost African-American dance history scholar, tap dancer, and professor, Thomas DeFrantz presents “Monk’s Mood: A Performance Meditation on the Life and Music of Thelonious Monk” as a wordless, danced, biography of the late jazz musician and composer, Thelonius Monk. Presented with Eto Oro, this multimedia performance is created with Miditron and Isadora technology, and utilizes random images and songs to create a spontaneous improvisation, or live choreography at its very best.
To watch a small portion of the performance, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj9mzoxtvTQ
Thomas DeFrantz, is a Professor of Dance at Duke University. He is the author of "Theorizing Connectivity: African American Women in Concert Dance" which was published in the September 2011 edition of the Journal of Pan African Studies.
Department: Center for African American Studies