Beyond Babel is Back
Through March 30, 2019 | Beyond Babel Theater
Due to popular demand following its inaugural successful run, Beyond Babel is back for a second season. With evolving creative including new moves, new crochet, and the same heart, the production is told entirely through the style of West Coast Urban Dance in the purpose-built theater space, Beyond Babel Theater.
Created by Keone and Mari Madrid and Hideaway Circus, Beyond Babel welcomes the return of all 12 original elite dancers for Season 2. Beyond Babel is inspired by the classic tale of Romeo & Juliet and current social stories from all over the world. The show is set to a contemporary soundtrack and is about the division of families, friends, and a community of people. The audience follows two divinely linked lovers as they reconcile with the rising tensions of a populace cut in half. It also features new large crochet backdrops, art installations, and yarn-based props created once again by acclaimed artist London Kaye.
Keone and Mari Madrid, San Diego residents, are the co-creators, directors, and choreographers of Beyond Babel. They are dancers and award-winning choreographers, storytellers and creatives, global instructors, and most importantly, husband and wife. Notable work includes: starring in and choreographing for Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself music video, NBC’s World Of Dance, The Ellen Show, So You Think You Can Dance, and more. Their YouTube videos have been viewed more than 2 billion times. Most recently, Keone and Mari published Ruth, the first ever dance book, a multi-media experience combining dance, writing, illustration, music and video, which debuted top 8 on iBooks and Google Play.
“We’re so excited to be back for another run of Beyond Babel,” says Keone Madrid. “This story is still so relevant to many deep conversations that are still being had in our culture and we’re wanting to be a part of that.”
Josh Aviner and Lyndsay Magid Aviner are the Brooklyn based production company Hideaway Circus. They are the lead producers and co-creators of Beyond Babel. This is their third live theatrical collaboration with Keone and Mari Madrid. beyondbabelshow.com