Black and white photograph of Aimé Césaire with poetic text

Performance: Until the River Never Grieves

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October 11, 2021 @ 6:00pm 7:00pm

Join us for this performance in conjunction with our special exhibition Aimé Césaire: Poetry, Surrealism and Négritude, where the exhibit’s co-curator Bob Devin Jones presents his choreopoem, Until the River Never Grieves.

Until the River Never Grieves, is a celebratory “choreopoem,” a theatrical piece containing music, poetry and dance. “Until the River Grieves is my  joyous response in researching the life and creative work of Aimé Césaire for this exhibition” said Bob Devin Jones. The performance features three actors, Kingslay Solomon cast as Aimé #1, Edward Leonard cast as Aimé #2 and Carlos del Orbe cast as Aimé #3. They will be accompanied by three musicians vocals, jambe, and up right bass. 

Location: The Dalí Museum’s Will Raymund Theater (registration required) 
Cost: Free

Register to attend in person at the link below. This event is free, with limited capacity. An event ticket is required for entry. Gallery access is not included.

Aimé Césaire: Poetry, Surrealism and Négritude Co-Curator,
Founder and Artistic Director of Studio@620

Bob Devin Jones was born in 1954 in Los Angeles, California. He was raised in Southern California. He studied acting at Loyola Marymount University and completed graduate work at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, and abroad at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. After graduating, he traveled the country as an actor and director. Los Angeles remained his home base for most of this time.

In 1991, he started writing plays. He spent eight months in Ashmont working with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and then lived in Seattle, Washington for two years. He first visited St. Petersburg in 1997 to direct a Harlem Renaissance rendition of the play Miss Julie. While there, he met his life partner, Jim, and decided to settle in the area.

He has made his living acting, directing, and supervising the Studio@620 as artistic director. He mentors young directors, writers and visual artists in his spare time.