Up Right: Atlanta was the world premiere of the Up Right performance series from multidisciplinary artist Nick Cave, and featured more than two dozen dancers, performers, and musicians.
Presented in two-parts, the first, energetic and celebratory, was typical of Cave’s previous work as twelve dancers, led by the ‘drum major’ and accompanied by a six-member drum-line, invaded the performance space. The second part, haunting and ritualistic, featured seven ‘initiates’ dressed by seven ‘practitioners.’ Cave described this work as a ‘call to arms, head and heart’ for the initiates – the lead African American male characters of this work.
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