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RSVP XXV: 'Call and Response' Episode III: The Moment of Truth (Video)

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  • Presented By: Cal Poly Music Department
  • Dates: June 6, 2020
  • Address: 1 Grand Ave San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Phone: (805) 756-2406
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Price: free, donations accepted

The Cal Poly Music Department’s student production ensemble RSVP will present “RSVP XXV: Call and Response” in three video episodes starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 4-6. This year marks not only the 25th anniversary of RSVP but also the departure of its founder and artistic director, Antonio G. Barata, who is retiring from full-time teaching at Cal Poly after 35 years. This year the transmedia series picks up where last year’s left off: in a combination of music, costume, dance and video editing. The story of heavy metal shredder Peter Estrella continues, with the focus on his mysterious disappearance and otherworldly reconciliation. The composition, performance, soundscape and costuming combine the creativity of students in Barata’s Sound Design classes with choreography by Cal Poly students Evan Ricaurté, Lindsay Eklund and Justine Teoh, plus several dancers from past productions. The students have been especially creative this year due to the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders. Links to the YouTube videos will be posted to the RSVP calendar page on the respective performance dates. Donations can be made to support future RSVP productions.

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