Restless Beat is a story of rivalry and relationships. A story of old versus new, of learning how to let the past go so you can embrace the possibilities in your future.
It’s a story about drum players and how they use the drums to find courage within themselves to overcome challenges in their past (and present).
Dialogue is interspersed with songs that communicate emotion – hope, anguish, shame, and so on. In Restless Beat, these emotions are communicated using large drums (taiko drums) – and, of course, the movement of the body.
The energy of the drums is raw and powerful, and I wanted to harness that – along with dramatic movement – to communicate emotion and tell a story.
The Restless Beat story came alive for two weeks in August 2016 at the Minnesota Fringe Festival!
Check out the Highlights Video!
(Click here to see Cast Bios.)