The interactive dance performance Yemanja: Mother of the Deep is being staged at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 7 and 6 p.m. Sunday, April 8 at the Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave., Venice.
Choreographer and dance ethnologist Kimberly Miguel Mullen is collaborating on the show with singer/songwriter Mia Doi Todd and producer Alberto Lopez.
Yemanj‡: Mother of the Deep features a creative interplay of live music, song and dance that evokes the transformative spirit of the sea, an event spokesperson said. The audience will be taken into the mythical and legendary world of Yemanj‡, a revered water goddess and universal mother figure, set to the eclectic soundtrack of driving polyrhythms, etheral harmonies and Mullen’s solo dance performance.
Music composed by producer L—pez will accompany songs written by Doi Todd. The show also features music by Brazilian guitarist Fabiano do Nascimento, multi-instrumentalist Andres Renteria and percussionists Evan Greer and Kahlil Cummings, among others.
Performances conclude with an open forum, allowing intimate interaction between performers and audience members. This is the artists’ first onstage collaboration.
Mullen is an internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer who has performed in the United States, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba and Hong Kong for over 17 years.
Los Angeles native Doi Todd has released nine albums of original music.
Tickets are $20 for general admission, or $15 for students with identification, children and seniors.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com, and at the door.