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DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA and Expanding Our Thinking to Solve Problems

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DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA and Expanding Our Thinking to Solve Problems

You might think David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway is a concert. It’s not. Yet, it’s not exactly a play or a musical. It’s something else outside the box.

1 h 15 mins
3/11/22

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You might think David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway is a concert. It’s not. Yet, it’s not exactly a play or a musical. It’s something else outside the box. The Talking Heads frontman— along with choreographer Annie-B Parsons’ and a band of international musicians, vocalists, and dancers—creates a show about exploring the unconventional, especially when it comes to unconventional thought and thought processes.

American Utopia made host Ruthie Fierberg wonder: How many solutions to society’s conflicts might we be overlooking because we think the way we have always thought? American Utopia performer Tendayi Kuumba and experts Dr. Vinoo Alluri and Dr. Alejandro Lleras join us to explore: What problems could we solve if we used more of our minds and used our minds differently? Could we achieve an American Utopia?

Listen to the album of David Byrne’s American Utopia.

Watch David Byrne’s American Utopia on HBOMax.

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About Our Guests:

Ruthie Fierberg, Host

Ruthiefierberg.com

IG: @whywetheater / T: @whywetheater

IG: @ruthiefierceberg / T: @RuthiesATrain

Tendayi Kuumba, Performer @whostendayi

Dr. Vinoo Alluri PhD, musicologist and neuroscientist

Dr. Alejandro Lleras PhD, psychologist

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