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Texas A&M’s Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts to present ‘The Just and the Blind’ online

Texas A&M’s Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts to present ‘The Just and the Blind’ online

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The Just and the Blind

The Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts at Texas A&M will present a streamed performance of The Just and The Blind at 7:30 p.m. today. The program combines spoken word, dance and music to explore life in the Black and brown communities. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for general admission, available at academyarts.tamu.edu.

Texas A&M’s Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts will present The Just and The Blind online today.

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for general admission, available at academyarts.tamu.edu.

The Just and The Blind will be streamed online from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Members of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets work together during the obstacle course component of the annual Cadet Challenge off of Harvey Mitchell Parkway South in College Station on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

The production combines spoken word artist and arts activist Marc Bamuthi Joseph with longtime collaborator and composer-violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain and street dance pioneer and choreographer Drew Dollaz to explore themes of racial profiling, sentencing and the prison-industrial complex from the perspective of fathers of Black and brown sons, according to an academy press release.

The release continues, “In addition to spoken word, music and dance, The Just and The Blind features the work of the award-winning investigative journalist Lisa Armstrong, the provocative images of photographer Brittsense, and the illustrative talent of Xia Gordon, woven together by media designer David Szlasa under the direction of Michael John Garcés.

“Centered on the humanity of the historically marginalized, The Just and The Blind provides a framework for the unique voices of the community, striving to humanize the Black and brown children who are enmeshed in it.”

The Just and The Blind was commissioned by Carnegie Hall as part of the 2019 Create Justice Forum.

The production was produced by Sozo Artists Inc. in partnership with the Sozo Impact Fund and its fiscal sponsor, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, with support from Ford Foundation. Special thanks is given to Miami Light Project.

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