Tangled: STAGE FOR ALL
A multimedia presentation incorporating memories, images, and ideas drawn to be developed and curated in close partnership with local residents in this tangled and evocative space.
The durational performance was centered around building a 32 foot circular stage from partly recycled materials. We offer this platform to the residents of Southwest Detroit. The stage is envisioned as a public space to celebrate and honor the culture, talent, and creativity of the community and open for everybody to use.
This project was made possible by University of Michigan MCubed grant received by Paul Draus and Tzveta Kassabova, and was developed in partnership with Bridging Communities and Motor City Street Dance Academy.
The event is a part of Detroit Month of Design 2020.
Tanged: Stage For All
Concept: Tzveta Kassabova
Stage/ Mural: Demacio Soto and Niki White
Performers: Chris Abolio, Sofia Angelopoulos, Francisco Casillas, Tyler Davis, Peter Dickey, Christopher Jensen, Dontez Jones, Alexandra Lee, Joel Lingaur, Olivia Mitchell, Josue Monge, Anthony Ortiz, Nora Rodriguez, Kush Soni, Emma Steiner, Brian Vasquez, Edwin Vasquez
Music: Ian Tran
Spoken Word: Cándida the Poet
Community Story Telling Facilitation: Paul Draus
Cinematography: David Forsee
Photography: Ekaterina Angelova