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Bounce: The Basketball Opera

Ardea Arts and The Greene Space present a workshop performance of a new work by Charles R. Smith, Jr. and Daniel Bernard Roumain

Wednesday February 11 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Workshop of Bounce: A Basketball Opera


BOUNCE brings to life the powerful and inspiring story about the soaring hopes, dreams and aspirations of Isaac “Ike the Flight” Harris, a young basketball player who overcomes temptations and life’s hard lessons. BOUNCE is grounded in contemporary youth issues, including gun violence, and proudly builds on Ardea Arts’ decades-long history of producing innovative and relevant opera-musicals for youth involving them intimately at schools, parks, community centers and theaters.

The event will feature a libretto reading of the opera, musical performances by Daniel Bernard Roumain and David Hughey, and a panel discussion moderated by WQXR’s Terrance McKnight with the creators of BOUNCE, a representative from NYC’s Task Force to Prevent Gun Violence and a representative from the City Parks Foundation. BOUNCE is presented as part of the Composers Now Festival 2015.

Event Details

1 hour and 30 minutes
The Greene Space
44 Charlton Street
New York, NY United States

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