The Rossini Project is a text-, music- and movement-based adaptation of Rossini’s opera ‘The Barber of Seville’, featuring Hip-Hop MCs and street-dancers to remix a story of interracial love as a live dance party that puts the audience at the center of the action.
The workshop presentation, running 20-30 minutes, will showcase the opening four numbers of the intended, full-length production.
Original music by Gioachino Rossini
Original libretto by Cesare Sterbini
Based on the play by Pierre Beaumarchais
New Music by K. F. Jacques and ‘Kechi
Beatboxing by Yuri Basho Lane
New text by (in alphabetical order)
‘Kechi, Mikey to the P, Nosa, Pinqy Ring, Tommy Solace
This project is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.