A scalable and an immersive work featuring all the main components of Hip-Hop (rhyming, dance, and graffiti), Death Become Life tells a story of loss, yearning, and transformation. With a 10 piece chamber ensemble (or up to 25 piece orchestra), two MCs, break dancers, and graffiti inspired projections, DBL embraces the origin of Hip-Hop as the underground party, featuring an alternative aesthetic by allowing the patrons to be able to participate in the performance and watch the dance as well as music making while imbibing beverages. It is in part underground party, part musical performance, part dance show with a loose narrative, and regional variations.
80 to 90 minutes (no intermission)
14 to 33 (10 to 25 musicians + 4 to 8 dancers)
July 15, 2017
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, San Francisco, CA, USA
$30,000 to $50,000 for 4 performances and workshop/educational outreach plus travel, accommodation, transport, and per diem