street talk suite talk choreography by Anna Myer performed by dancers Karina Davis, Jeremy Revilock-Frost, Joe Gonzalez, Hieu Nguyen, DeAnna Pellecchia, Carol Somers and poets Masada Jones, Anthony Febo, TiElla Grimes, Lynn Harris, Anthony Marshall, Tu Phan
"It’s chock full of powerful, memorable moments, and it beats with a strong, steady heart and a passionate commitment." -Karen Campbell, The Boston Globe
DeAnna was invited to join Anna Myer and Dancers (AM&D) in September of 2009 to work on STREET TALK SUITE TALK, a project fusing rap, contemporary dance, and music for violin. The evening-length piece was developed through a collaborative process involving the choreographer, seven young poet-rappers, seven dancers, composer Jakov Jakoulov, and violinist Mark Berger. Advisors to the project included Anthony Toombs and Robert Macy from the On-Track Initiative, a music-based curriculum that helps youth to engage in healthy self-expression, the Initiative is part of the Center for Trauma Psychology.
STREET TALK SUITE TALK is a unique and extraordinary combination of people with diverse approaches to art. The juxtaposition of artistic voices and backgrounds generate a dynamic vocabulary of dance, music and poetry. In a world that is often fragmented and distrustful, STREET TALK SUITE TALK forges bonds between these worlds, working to create one vision.