People Get Ready
Specific Ocean

November 15, 2013 | 8 pm

Reynolds Industries Theater


A unique dance company, People Get Ready also plays kinetic, irrepressible rock music. Fusing music and dance, they envision a concert as a total artistic experience. Led by the breathtaking imagination of bandleader Steven Reker, People Get Ready creates an experience beyond hearing music in a club or viewing a dance, attracting the attention of David Byrne, Robert Wilson, and Miranda July.

In Specific Ocean, their exuberant and inventive live show, the stage dances along with the ensemble, a guitar plays itself, and the microphones become dance partners. Bob Boilen of NPR Music named Specific Ocean his favorite concert of 2012 and declared that “no single show took my breath away the way this one did — part rock concert, part performance art, part dance, all perfectly melded together.”

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