"Poetry comes from the heart, it’s the soul-talk of a culture.  Get Lit makes this happen in so many wonderful ways.  When young people own both a classic poem, and then endeavor to create their own poetic responses, this is the bridge between generations, of the old and the new, of the traditional and the yet-to-be-traditional.  Get Lit makes this happen – and we as a city, a country, and a world are better off for it. "

-Luis J. Rodriguez,
poet, activist, author

Dance the Poem: January 31st

Monday, January 31, 2011, 7 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Section A
Admission is free.

Explore the creative relationship between poetry and dance as the Get Lit Players—an award-winning teen poetry troupe—and USC dancers led by USC dance director Margo Apostolos will enact and dance both traditional and spoken-word poems. Poems will be read aloud by California poet laureate Carol Muske-Dukes, interpreted by the Get Lit Players and danced in a variety of styles, including jazz, tap, modern and hip hop.

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