By Heidi Frankel.
Celebrate World Oceans Day at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth as they host performances by the nonprofit theatre company Amphibian Stage Productions (Intervention – Ocean Blues), Laura Anderson Barbata and the Brooklyn Jumbies in The Modern’s Grand Lobby.
Intervention – Ocean Blues is a cross-disciplinary performance by Laura Anderson Barbata in collaboration with the Brooklyn Jumbies and the communities where they are invited to perform. The performance highlights the physical and emotional relationships maintained with the life of our ocean and the urgent need for collective transformation. The resulting work combines spoken word, dance, stilt dancing, improvisation, ritual, procession, sculptural costuming, and music to create a unique form of storied performance.
Intervention – Ocean Blues is inspired by all the forms of life that make the ocean their home, in particular the extraordinary sea creatures that have the gift of producing their own light -bioluminescence — and live in the deepest and least explored depths of our ocean. It is a reminder that we must bring light to the crisis impacting life in our oceans and draw attention to the urgent need to elevate and change the values and practices of private industry, policy and our own personal choices.
The performance unfolds in an urban environment highly dependent on the health of the oceans, even though it may not be overtly obvious to our urban communities. Intervention – Ocean Blues invites audiences to acknowledge our intersecting identities and, to celebrate and honor them by changing behaviors to protect our oceans.
The Modern’s Grand Lobby will feature live music by Tha Band.
Come early and enjoy dinner at Café Modern (reservations available by calling 817.840-2157) or a film at Magnolia at the Modern, featuring Walking on Water at 4 and 6pm.
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth | 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth
When: Fri. June 14 | Doors open, 8pm | Show. 8:30pm
Cost: Advance tickets available online at amphibianstage.com
General Public | $20 | Modern Members & Amphibian Members
$15 w/ member ID | Recommended for 8+ | There will be a cash bar