Dahlak Brathwaite: Try/Step/Trip

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Director Roberta Uno and writer/composer Dahlak Brathwaite return to REDCAT to launch the national tour of Try/Step/Trip. With choreography by Toran X. Moore and compositions by Teak Underdue, Try/Step/Trip is a spoken word, multi-character musical performed in the body through the language of step dance. The story follows the journey of an anonymous narrator as he re-imagines his experience in a court- ordered drug rehabilitation program through a montage of lucid, sobriety-induced dreams. Inspired by Brathwaite’s own history, Try/Step/Trip layers characters, poetic verse, and dialogue over the content of songs to create a theatrical piece that blurs the lines between hip-hop and dramatic performance.