What's Going On? Life, Love, Social Justice

April 27—28, 2019
Roxbury Community College

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Join us for this bold, beautiful, and heart-warming Boston premiere. This community-oriented dance performance is not to be missed! With the transcendent music of Marvin Gaye as his lens, Vincent E. Thomas finds a reflection of our past in our world today. Taking inspiration from the inimitable protest album “What’s Going On” - whose dual message of frustration and hope regarding social ills and inequity still resonate today - Marvin Gaye’s insights into life, love and social justice are given fresh perspective. Featuring many of Gaye’s classic hits, the choreography ranges from contemporary to West African, and it pays homage to American social dances and gospel traditions. "What’s Going On?" has received rave reviews throughout the country, performing to sold out audiences at extended runs. Offering “the sweetest solace possible: people coming together,” (The Washington Post) this is a thought-provoking and interactive performance, designed to spark conversation and ignite hope in each community it touches.


  • $10-$30


Roxbury Community College
1234 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury Crossing