The Elevator Project

Rhythm and Rhapsody

Presented by Verb Kulture

July 14 – 16, 2022

Hamon Hall

2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201


Rhythm and Rhapsody is an artistic fusion of live music, storytelling and poetic expression that brings poetry, rhythm, and dance together to share stories that reflect social challenges in the African American community. You will be drawn into a whirlwind of emotions by the poets and dancers as they take you on a journey reflecting past and present issues in America. The stories presented are inspired by news headlines, Dallas community interviews, and personal experiences. Rhythm is the heartbeat of the project reminding us of how rhythm historically has played a major role in using music to tell stories. This tradition, passed down culturally from African storytelling by the oral historians to the “rhythm and blues” of Black America, also reminds us of how resilient we are and how we always manage to remain unbreakable. Rhythm and Rhapsody is sure to bring high-energy performances. Every story has rhythm, and every rhythm tells a story. This production will show what happens when the two become one!

Masks are requested, regardless of vaccination status.

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