WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Ardea Arts announces the world premiere of Bounce: The Basketball Opera. Performances will take place at Calvary Baptist Church Recreation Center, 150 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, on Friday and Saturday, November 10 & 11 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, November 12 at 2pm. Bounce is grounded in pressing issues facing today's audiences. Based on the Greek myth The Flight of Icarus, Bounce tells the story of Ike "The Flight" Harris, a high school basketball star bound for stardom. Audiences will see if "Flight" can rebound from the emotional and physical pain of gun violence as the story plays out on local basketball courts across the country. First stop: Lexington, Kentucky. Bounce pairs diverse casting with a fresh approach to arts engagement. Local youth ages 16-26 and U.K. students work alongside seasoned professionals and are integrated into the production using the powerful medium of basketball.