Muncie – Emens Auditorium presents Street Beat on Friday night of Ball State’s Family Weekend, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Street Beat is a high-energy explosion of urban rhythm, hip hop moves and astonishing break dance acrobatics which brings the raw rhythmic originality of many popular street-style performances together in a dynamic and thrilling stage production.
Street Beat merges African, Cuban, Latin, West African and jazz concepts to create a theatrical show that is simultaneously multi-layered in its richness of experience and pure simple joy in its delivery, as thrilling to watch as it is to hear.
Director of Street Beat, Ben Hansen, states “I often think of Street Beat as a time machine. We take the ancient past; bring it into the immediate moment and point toward the future, dancing all the way. One happy critic called us ‘an urbanized journey through percussion,’ which I think rings true. But we’re also a tribal journey through the urban age. The infectious nature of Street Beat is that we take the most ancient of art forms – drumming and dancing – bring it to the modern stage and draw the audience into its magic.”
Tickets are available at the Emens box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information call the Emens box office at (765) 285-1539.
For more information, visit: www.bsu.edu/emens