Block by Block incorporated dance, mixed-media, live music - mixing beatboxing, spoken word movement, battles and more, along with projected visuals created creating an incredibly rich tapestry of performance!
As part of the 2011 inaugural de Young Artists Fellowship audiences were taken on a journey, quite literally, through the de Young Museum as they followed performances from the many artists, dancers, and collaborators into the Koret Auditorium for the main piece, Block by Block. The performances utilized the immediacy of the space and allowed the surroundings to help inspire and inform the movement of the dancers and the collective of participating artists and performers. The piece allowed the artists to interact with audiences in a new way and invite them into the process, the landscape, the world that is being created through the performance. This work brought together a diverse mix of artists, all working in the evolving aesthetics of theater, that deftly combines live music and movement into theater texts.