Paradigm Rhymes: Beyond the Dome is a Futuristic tale, a fast moving performance of spoken word narration, live jazz music and projected comic book digital imagery.
Within the Dome the minds of young people are controlled. History has been revised and all art is banned. Creative acts are crimes; the worst crime is playing the music of improvisation – jazz.
At critical points in this story, you the audience will be presented with a choice of two options facing the young lead character. It is up to you to decide which option to take. You decide the path of this story...
"An interesting concept, pleasing if you like jazz and good use of multi media. Marketing states it is aimed at 10 to14 year-olds; I’m not sure about that – our audience covered a wide age spectrum and I think this has wider appeal, particularly with the musical element..." - reviewed by Sally Jack (click here for full review)
“I like the style of the art that was used and the idea that the audience could choose the options”
“I think the play was really good, the music in it was amazing, we got a little confused at times though. The lady that narrated was really passionate which made it even better”
“I found it interesting and creative. I had received a strong message about making choices and would recommend it to other people”
“that was amazing, had me gripped all throughout”
- Comments from Year 10 Students at City of Leicester & St. Paul's Catholic School
"The energy, versatility and raw talent of Marcus Joseph's performance is a deeply inspiring and mesmeric experience. If you see his name on a flyer then you should book your ticket immediately" - John Berkavitch
Avantgarde is a new project with DJ Psykhomantus X Marcus Joseph a duo of Saxophone and Turntablism complimented with digital projections taking audiences on a journey through Jazz, Hip-Hop, Broken Beat, Future Soul and Spoken Word.