They say that kids live a life full of love and hate every day. Personally I am far too old to remember if that is true, but if it is and you want to see it expressed with original music heartBEAT: A Story of Love, Hate and Rhythm should fit the bill.
The combination of music, spoken word poetry, contemporary edge of hip hop, and the rhythmic intensity of STEP and percussion will be performed at the Detroit Film Theatre by the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit May 11-22.
Here is a sample of their talent.
Tickets for all performances of heartBEAT: A Story of Love, Hate and Rhythm can be purchased online at www.mosaicdetroit.org. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 seniors and $15 for students with valid ID. VIP priority reserved seating is available for $35 per ticket. Family 4-Pack and group rates are also available. If you’re interested, contact Kristen Clauder at 313-872-6910 ext. 4021. Children under 5 not admitted.
Here the show dates and times:
- Thursday, May 11 and May 18 at 10 a.m. (student matinee performance)
- Friday, May 12 and May 19 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, May 13 and May 20 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, May 14 at 4 p.m.
- Sunday, May 21 at 4 p.m.
The Mosaic Youth is an all-teen, internationally-acclaimed performing arts company and national leader in creative youth development. Its mission is to engage young folk and get them to reach their highest possible potential.
The group is celebrating its 25th anniversary. During its history 95 percent of the performers have gone on to college.
The group has performed in Africa, Asia, Europe, Canada, the White House, The Kennedy Center, and throughout the U.S. Mosaic has won national awards from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. Mosaic also won two gold and two silver medals at the 2014 World Choir Games in Latvia.
Competing in the World Choir Games is a big deal. Singers came from five continents and 73 countries. There were 460 choirs and there 27,000 participants competing in 29 categories. The Mosaic Singers competed against the best choirs of all ages from all around the world.
Mosaic has also represented the U.S. at the World Festival of Children’s Theatre and has ongoing partnerships with The Public Theater in New York and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
To learn more about Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, visit mosaicdetroit.org or call 313-872-6910.