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The Motherboard Suite

Featuring Saul Williams and
Directed by Bill T. Jones
Produced in Partnership with New York Live Arts

Fri / Aug 9, 2024 - 8:00PM

Music and movement combine for a night of vivid Afrofuturism.

Gate time:
6:30 PM

About this Performance

Actor and slam-poet-turned-musician Saul Williams pairs tracks from his albums MartyrLoserKing and Encrypted & Vulnerable with choreography to explore the intersection of technology and race, exploitation, and mystical anarchy, where hackers are artists and activists. Directed by MacArthur Fellow Bill T. Jones, dancers move through a progression of otherworldly scenes, flooded with strobe and neon lights, while wearing elaborate headdresses—“one like a giant brain or large Afro, another like a Cubist head made from shards of vinyl records” (The New York Times).

This production contains nudity that may be inappropriate for attendees under 18. Discretion is advised.

This program is a collaboration with the LA Phil Insight initiative, generously supported by Linda and David Shaheen.


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