The Neglected Heart of Soul: An Ode to Donny Hathaway

AT&T Performing Arts Center, Haman Hall, 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX

  1. MOORE DANCE in collaboration with Kevin Hamilton of SW Soul Circuit and Dramaturg, Rod Ambrose, presents The Neglected Heart of Soul: An Ode to Donny Hathaway.

This exciting soulquarian dance concert, reviews the music and songs of legendary recording star, Donny Hathaway, (October 01, 1945-January 13, 1979.)

Styled in the format of a symphony with four movements, the work explores dance and music, fusing multi-media with spoken word featuring national award-winning poet Truth B. Told. The collaborative work showcases Donny Hathaway’s brilliant contributions to the musical cannon, re-imagining his life through the lens of an (DJ) master of ceremonies, taking place in a 21st century Radio Station.

Audiences will be taken on a journey of dance accompanied by live, riveting Gospel sonata of songs, Blues, Jazz and R & B that depict and reflect identity, growing up, evolving and ceremonial practices, rooted in black oral traditions.