The Crossing | Month of Moderns 2: "we got time."
Fri Jun 11 2021 at 06:30 pm to Sun Jun 13 2021 at 03:00 pm
The Woodlands | Philadelphia, PA
With its “gift for lending social activism poetic form,” (The New York Times) the Grammy® Award-winning new music choir The Crossing performs the world premiere of Matana Roberts’ “we got time.” which honors the life of Breonna Taylor. While winding through a historic cemetery, a surrounding collage of sound reflects on our world, positioning the loss of Taylor at its core to question the meaning of words familiar to us. Our country’s foundational documents, hymns, details about Taylor’s death and the names of countless Black women lost in similar ways form the work, seeking to bind our thoughts and actions into a greater collective.
When grand jurors were told they wouldn’t be able to watch all the body camera footage due to time restraints, one juror shot back, loudly, “We! Got! Time!”
Friday, June 11 @ 6:30 PM
Saturday, June 12 @ 3:30 PM
Sunday, June 13 @ 3 PM
This linear work is experienced via a 1/3-mile self-paced walk through The Woodlands. Entry is timed and the singers and audience are spatially distanced using The Crossing’s Echoes Amplification Kits, which allow an intimate aural performance while observing pandemic-time protocols.
Advanced purchase is required as there will be no on-site sales. No printed tickets will be sent so ticket holders should be prepared to show their email confirmations upon arrival. Audience members should arrive 10 minutes prior to the entry time to check in with the Box Office staff and queue for staggered entry. In order to maintain safe distancing, late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entry. Parking is available on the grounds.
All attendees are expected to wear a mask and maintain 6-feet social distancing from those not in their immediate party. The experience will last approximately 20 minutes on a 1/3-mile well-marked path through the cemetery which connects back to the entrance, ensuring different audience groups do not cross paths. Comfortable shoes appropriate to hiking or long walks are encouraged. The path cannot safely accommodate personal mobility devices. In the case of inclement weather, this event will likely be cancelled, and ticket holders will be notified.