Event: Friday, October 12 at 7pm
Victor Provost to spend 5-day artist residency, part of the NextLOOK program in partnership with The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier, MD culminating in a pay-what-you-wish performance of new music.
The Other Side of the Storm will be a concert of new music examining local and global societal structures in the U.S. Virgin Islands as the territory rebounds from a devastating hurricane season. A native of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Provost calls on personal experience and uses social media posts he experienced and interacted with in 2017 when Hurricanes Irma and Maria that hit the islands back to back.
Adventurous audiences will be challenged by this presentation and can expect two very different experiences from when they first walk into the lobby vs when they enter the theater. Projection and social media features heavily in the work and the audience will find that they will need to literally rebuild the theater in order to create seating for the show. Accommodations will be made for those who need it.
Light food & drink will be served before and after the performance.
“Victor Provost is living proof of the nuance and versatility of the instrument.”
– Victor Provost will make you think of the steelpan in a completely different way by Michael J. West, The Washington Post, August 9, 2018
“On St. John and St. Thomas, people are living in homes where roofs, windows, even walls are missing, using blue tarps to keep the elements at bay. For many, Isaac says, the FEMA repair program is no help at all.”
– Virgin Islands Still Recovering From 2017 Hurricanes As New Season Begins, All Things Considered, NPR’s Greg Allen, June 2, 2018