Prophets of Funk is an evening that celebrates Sly and the Family Stone’s groundbreaking, visceral, powerful music, and the struggles and celebration of everyday people. David Dorfman Dance and Sly and the Family Stone find common purpose in the prophetic possibilities of music and dance that invite everyday people to find ardor in the muck and mess – the funk – of life. Prophets of Funk seeks to lift up the spirit of Sly: insisting that in the face of this funk, there are still hopes and aspirations that reside in all of us.
For this performance DDD has invited previous collaborators OBIE Award winning dramaturge Alex Timbers, creative consultant/scholar-in-residence David Kyuman Kim, and media designer Jacob Pinholster to join forces again with the company and deepen a dynamic engagement of movement driven by the popular – and populist – sounds of Sly and the Family Stone. Performers for this project include: Kyle Abraham, Meghan Bowden, David Dorfman, Luke Gutgsell, Renuka Hines, Raja Kelly, Kendra Portier, Jenna Riegel, Karl Rogers, and Whitney Lynn Tucker.
Check out this video from DorfmanDance on YouTube:
Another great video of Prophets of Funk from YouTube user PillowTV: