After a moving and “other-worldly” preview performance back in July , Mixolo will join Afro House again on their journey to their fully-staged production of the opera-ballet, Afro Punk Ballet. This is a unique event that allows the audience to participate in the evolution of this ambitious production. With a nod to the grandeur of opera and the abstractionism of contemporary ballet, Afro Punk Ballet is an epic story that challenges popular notions of heroism, morality and futurism. Story preview: Levi, a brilliant military scientist with a unique spiritual knowledge of space and time creates a second sun. The unprecedented devastation of his sun brings the nation’s inhabitants near extinction. Levi’s unwillingness to face the realities of his creation, leaves his eldest daughter and successor, Corfaszia, to restore order to the land. Jakub, the younger of the two daughters, with a deep connection to the spirit world, is forced into exile. The futuristic and mythical Afro Punk Ballet is an exploration of the crossroads between African spirituality, mathematics, and physics, poetically weaving “time and space” with movement and music. Inspired by the experience of spiritual possession in the black southern gospel tradition and the spirit of the Afro Punk Movement, Afro Punk Ballet utilizes a soundscape that encompasses the styles of punk music, 20th century French music, and southern gospel music. Story by Eric T. Styles, Preston Andrew Patterson & Scott Patterson Composer & Librettist Scott Patterson Choreographer Preston Andrew Patterson ABOUT OUR HOST: Mixolo host, Afro House, is a music-driven performance art house, founded and launched in 2011 by Scott and Alisha Patterson. Since introducing their Afro House Concert Series in 2017 showcasing Baltimore’s dynamic makers, from musicians to local food and beverage entrepreneurs, to tech innovators, they have garnered acclaim, recently recognized as a noteworthy concert series by Baltimore magazine. This is not a Mixolo exclusive event. Tickets are also available to the general public through Artful.ly https://www.artful.ly/store/events/16203. If you would like a shared experience with Mixolo, you may purchase your tickets on Mixolo’s web ticketing platform and in the app. ABOUT THE PEALE CENTER: The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture is described as a “cultural commons,” a new kind of museum for the 21st century, based in the oldest museum building in the United States.. Peale Center is at the center of Baltimore culture, hosting unique events, partnering with community groups, and providing cultural organizations with a fertile testing ground for innovative projects. The Peale is open for special events and exhibitions throughout the restoration of the building’s exterior.