Antwan “Big Boi” Patton of Outkast will join members of the Dungeon Family and a group of ballet dancers for a reinterpretation of some of his songs. The unorthodox pairing, entitled Big, will take place from April 10-13 at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre. According to Atlanta Ballet the set will be choreographed by renowned dance artist Lauri Stallings.
“It’s a true threading of art forms,” says Stallings. “It’s culminated into something that’s extremely fresh.” Stallings also says the experience will incorporate elements of ballet, Hip Hop and opera. The set will be broken down into 10 chapters, which incorporate different works into a complete narrative backed by the sounds of Big Boi.
The Atlanta Ballet has confirmed that Big Boi will perform “Morris Brown,” which was his lead single from the Idlewild soundtrack. “Church,” from the multi-platinum album Speakerboxx/The Love Below, and “Bombs Over Baghdad” will also be performed. Some news sources have reported that Cee-Lo of Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley will also perform, but this has not been confirmed. Tickets range in price from $25-$125 and more information is available at www.atlantaballet.com.