DINNERBELL: A FIELD GUIDE TO IMPOLITE SOUTHERN CONVERSATION
Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit! Don't miss this adventure through wacky and true Southern tales, complete with food, sing-a-longs, conversation, and the types of things you just don't talk about at the Southern dinner table.
DinnerBell began as a collaboration with Italian performance company, Breathing Art Company-compagnia di danza from Bari, Italy. During a ten-day excursion to Charlotte, TAPROOT and BAC artists worked together to explore the ways in which geography defines culture and culture defines perception. “We wanted to create a safe space where we could pay homage to the south without letting us off the hook for being a part of the pain and suffering of the marginalized in the name of southern heritage. It’s the good, the bad and the ugly told through true stories, music and good food.” Part storytelling, part physical theater, part live music, part Sunday dinner, Dinner Bell is sure to engage audiences in multiple ways.
DinnerBell premiered April 8-10 at Petra's in Charlotte as part of the first BOOM festival of art and performance.