A Boy Called King
The Boston Children's Chorus (BCC) has co-commissioned a piece by Daniel Roumain in partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Roumain will be working with librettist Marc Bamuthi Joseph and choreographer Amy Seiwert on the creation of this new work for children's chorus and dance.
The new work is entitled "A Boy Called King." It has been described by Daniel Roumain as a re-imagining of King Kong - "a tweetable biography." He speaks more here at a visit to BCC. The piece explores the malleable caverns of "unconditional love" and the impact of a crush on a younger boy's emotional balance as racial barriers are explored in a heart-shaped box. The Boston Globe accompanied BCC on a visit to the performance space at the ICA.
A BOY CALLED KING
Conceived and composed by Daniel Roumain
Words by Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Choreography by Amy Seiwert
Katherine Wells, dancer
Jammie Walker, dancer
Brian Friedland, keyboard
Brad Barrett, bass
Location: Barbara Lee Theatre at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.