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Lakewood Cultural Center Presents! Street Beat

Street Beat: A Theatrical Drum and Dance Spectacular
1 p.m. & 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29

Tickets on sale now: $25 adult,, 303-987-7845 or at the Box Office

Street Beat: A Theatrical Drum and Dance Spectacular is a highly energetic theatrical performance combining sound and movement that draws inspiration from African, Cuban, Latin, West African and jazz concepts. Street Beat takes the most ancient of art forms – drumming and dancing – brings it to the modern stage and draws the audience into its magic. Using found and household items for percussion and dance styles from all over the world, Street Beat is as exciting to watch as it is to hear.

Director Ben Hansen describes what Street Beat is all about: "It’s what we call repurposed percussion, demonstrating that almost any object can be used to make sound. We haven’t worked marshmallows and pillows into the act yet, but we’re working on it! We unlock the magic in the mundane and work our tails off proving you really can’t judge a book by its cover. That’s a good message to share, that’s the takeaway: We all look pretty much the same, but we all carry the unique, the unexpected within us. The audience is a huge part of the experience, as we’re feeding off each other’s energy. People go to the theater to be transformed, to feel renewed and connect on the deepest level with what it means to be a human being. One happy critic called us ‘an urbanized journey through percussion,’which I think rings true."

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Tickets are $25 and are available at 303-987-7845, or the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway (Wadsworth and West Alameda Avenue). Student, senior and group discounts are available. Ample, free parking.

The 2013-2014 Lakewood Cultural Center Presents season is generously supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), with appreciation to the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, 5280 Magazine and the Denver Post Community, improving and enriching the lives of those in our community. 

Street Beat
Posted on: Monday, August 26, 2013