Josephine Baker: A Personal Portrait is a unique and poignant evening honoring the brilliance, daring, public courage and private tragedies of the icon who created a singing, dancing declaration of independence and blazed a trail of irresistible challenge and charm in France in the 1920s. Julia Bullock, soprano, makes her Houston debut in this production, which was conceived by Peter Sellars. Composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey created new music and arrangements for the acclaimed International Contemporary Ensemble. The production also features texts by poet Claudia Rankine.
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