Halfway to Dawn

By Open Spaces KC (other events)

Friday, October 26 2018 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

Choreographer, writer, director and filmmaker Roussève’s newest work is Halfway to Dawn: The Strayhorn Project, exploring the arranger and composer considered to be Duke Ellington’s most vital collaborator. Although essential to jazz history, Strayhorn’s decision to live openly as a gay man meant that his public profile had to be as non-existent as possible. Halfway to Dawn seeks to capture the ‘truth’ of Strayhorn’s life by redefining ‘biography’ at the intersection of fact, conjecture, comment, and fantasy, powered by Strayhorn’s wildly diverse music.