“Performance_August 21st at the Hudson Vally Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY. For more information or to participate write to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Fit the Battle’ in the subject line.
Fit the Battle is a performance and commemoration created for Peekskill, NY that honors singer, Civil Rights activist, actor and athlete Paul Robeson and his celebrated baritone voice. The piece uses monumental sculpture and the largest ever gathering of Baritone Saxophones to immortalize the fervor and spirit of this critical figure of American history and his global reaching vision of unity. The industrial past of Peekskill and the cultural diversity of its population echo the cry for solidarity of working people that Robeson voiced with eloquence and determination. This project seeks the power of community to become a temporary monument. The project is directed by Justin Randolph Thompson in collaboration with Bradly Dever Treadaway and Jason Thompson.The work is supported and coordinated by Salem Art Works. Spread the word.”