Rhythm X Presents: The Man in the Arena [UPDATED]
You've probably heard by now the title of our 2013 production, The Man in the Arena. We hope that over the next few months you'll learn a lot more about our show.
This show is based primarily from an excerpt of a speech given by Theodore Roosevelt in 1910,
It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.
"Citizenship in a Republic,"
Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910
Musically, our show has two influences. First is the second movement of Rachmaninoff's second piano concerto.
Second is.... Muse! We thought the official song of the London Olympics was a great fit for this show. Turns out, Muse is also a Rachmaninoff fan and the prelude track to Survival is based from Piano Concerto No. 2.
This show is about daring greatly and the success and failures along the way. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for up-to-the minute show details and like us on Facebook to learn all you need to know about our show, The X Store, and everything else there is to know about Rhythm X!
We've launched a new page about our 2013 program. Find it here or in the header of the website.