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Justin Randolph Thompson
Preface to 20 voices for Robeson is a performance and sound work that seeks to draw upon the legacy of Paul Leroy Robeson, Amiri Baraka and the notion of fallen monuments. Drawing its’ title from the Amiri Baraka poem ‘Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note’ in which Baraka states ’Nobody sings anymore’, this work exists as a prologue and epilogue to the erection of monuments and the cultural landscape which uses monuments to forget.
The project is a collaboration between Justin Randolph Thompson, Jason Thompson, Bradly Dever Treadaway, Stefanie Nelson, Kimani Fowlin and students from the Rutgers Dance Department.
Dancers and performers:
James Gibbs III