Spalding’s new project delves into a wider concept of performance, drawing on her childhood interest in theater, poetry and movement. “Emily is my middle name, and I’m using this fresh persona as my inner navigator. This project is about going back and reclaiming un-cultivated curiosity, and using it as a compass to move forward and expand.” she says.
“My hope for this group is to create a world around each song, there are a lot of juicy themes and stories in the music. We will be staging the songs as much as we play them, using characters, video, and the movement of our bodies.”
Single tickets for Esperanza Spalding Presents: EMILY’S D+EVOLUTION are on sale now online. Tickets are also available online, or by calling the Lobero Box Office at 805/963-0761, 33 E. Canon Perdido St.