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Seth Parker Woods: Difficult Grace

April 11, 2024
Zellerbach Theatre
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Difficult Grace
is a multimedia concert tour de force exploring identity, history and personal growth featuring Grammy-nominated cellist Seth Parker Woods and dancer Roderick George. The performance draws inspiration from the Great Migration, archival research, immigration and the poetry of Kemi Alabi and Dudley Randall. Seth Parker Woods takes on multiple roles in the performance, which seamlessly blends artistic genres across music, film, spoken text, dance and visual arts (featuring artwork by Jacob Lawrence, Barbara Earl Thomas, Zoë McLean and Freida Abtan). The performance features music written for and with Seth by Freida Abtan, Monty Adkins, Fredrick Gifford, Nathalie Joachim, Ted Hearne and Pierre Alexandre Tremblay.

Difficult Grace is presented in conjunction with Barbara Earl Thomas: The Illuminated Body on view at the Arthur Ross Gallery from February 17 – May 21, 2024.


Difficult Grace has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.