LOUD! (Living Opera, Understanding Diversity)
LOUD! (Living Opera, Understanding Diversity) is the brain child of Teniqua Broughton (founder and CEO of VerveSimone Consulting) and Luis “Weezy” Egurrola (Founder/Co-Artistic Director of Epik Dance Company and coach of the Hip Hop Squads of both the Phoenix Mercury and Phoenix Suns).
It is designed to connect communities near and far through discussions and performances via a focus on diverse cross-sections – with a particular focus on the BIPOC community, showcasing arts and culture in the West, and highlighting stories that are focused on music and grounded in their sometimes-surprising connections to the world of opera.
EPISODE 2: FOCUS ON TUCSON - SHOWCASING UNTAPPED TALENT
Release Date: February 11, 2021 at 3 PM
Includes a performance by vocalist Mattea, an interview with Choreographer and Director of the Safos Dance Theatre, Yvonne Montoya, and a closing performance by EPIK Dance Company, a Phoenix-based hip-hop fusion dance company.