Amplify: A Breakbeat Testimony

October 23, 2021

An evening of multidisciplinary performance and conversation centered around Goodwin’s rhythmic and meditative breakbeat poetry. Merging video, music, poetry and dance, this Afro futuristic evening rhapsodizes  Black Hope, Aspiration, Dream and Imagination across past, present and future. 

AMPLIFY is a series of live performances that amplify voices that have not traditionally been heard - at the Center or beyond. A limited number of in-person tickets are available for this performance. It will also be livestreamed!

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 10.

LIVESTREAM TICKETS - IN-PERSON TICKETS

Idris Goodwin is an award winning scriptwriter, breakbeat poet, educator and executive director of The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. He was recently named a 2021 United States Artist Fellow. In addition to Can I Kick It?, he’s had several publications from Haymarket Books including Inauguration co written with nico wilkinson, Human Highlight: Ode To Dominique Wilkins, and the play This Is Modern Art. He’s appeared on Nickelodeon, HBO Def Poetry, Sesame Street, NPR, BBC Radio, and the Discovery Channel.  His plays include And In This Corner Cassius Clay, How We Got On, Hype Man and Jacked!

Passionate about cultivating new audiences in the arts,  Idris is The Executive Director of The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, the first Black man to hold the position in its 100 year history. Prior to this, Goodwin served two seasons as Producing Artistic Director at StageOne Family Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky. He actively serves on both the advisory boards of Theatre for Young Audiences USA and Children's Theatre Foundation Association.

Idris is a 2021 United States Artist Fellow, recognized as a culture bearer who celebrates community values and cultivates histories with care. Supported by prestigious institutions like The Kennedy Center, The Eugene O'Neill Conference, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage, and The Playwrights’ Center, Goodwin uses his full creative powers to galvanize people into the community square to sculpt better tomorrows.

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Health and Safety

All patrons age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination before attending this performance. If you are unable to be vaccinated, you must provide a negative COVID-19 test to attend. All visitors must wear a mask while visiting the Arvada Center. Please do not visit the Center if you are feeling ill.

Health and safety measures are subject to change - so please check our website for updates before you attend. Thank you for helping us keep our audiences, staff, artists and volunteers safe!

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