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Sean Joseph Patrick Carney – Joaquin Phoenix’s DONNER DANCE PARTY

Thirty-minute concept hip-hopera that tells the tale of the Donner Party’s ill-fated westward journey across the United States in the mid-nineteenth century, performed as Joaquin Phoenix. Featuring beats culled from a variety of popular hip-hop and visual accompaniment via an overhead projector.

Sean, in character

Readers in/passing through San Francisco can catch the performance, starting November 13 as part of “From Portland With Love,” at Live Work.

Muchas gracias to reader MKM for the tip…

As we prepare to compare it to other “dance interpretations of despair and cannibalism” (quoth MKM) that we have enjoyed, we might recall that it was on this date in 1923 that Adolph Hitler, Erich Ludendorff, and other heads of the Kampfbund launched the “Beer Hall Putsch“– an unsuccessful attempt to seize power in Munich, Bavaria and Germany.

If at first you don’t succeed…

Marienplatz in Munich during the Beer Hall Putsch (source)

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