“A headlong explosion of poetry, percussion, and multi-culti musical exploration that absolutely demands to be seen.” – The Boston Globe
Fusing poetry, jazz, hip-hop, Spanish bolero, and Southern blues, UNIVERSES redefines what theater is and who it speaks to. Live From the Edge is a unique performance event that turns the poem into a communal act, featuring a collection of the award-winning ensemble’s best work over the past 20 years. The electric, rhythmic evening showcases the ensemble’s special brand of fusion theater, as it tracks the evolution of their poetic language from childhood rhymes and community rituals, to poetry and theater, hip-hop and gospel.
This event is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.