Dancing highly encouraged at Black Violin last week

Black Violin performed at the Weidner Center last weekend, and critic-at-large Warren Gerds had plenty to say about the performance. “The sound of Black Violin is about energy and beat, and often a message is close by,” he said. “The group’s existence in essence is a message. Marcus speaks of having met Baptiste 21 years ago in high school, with their instruments taking them to full college scholarships and into a realm of playing with stars and at an inauguration of President Barack Obama and much more. The act, Marcus says, is about ‘thinking outside the box and breaking stereotypes…'”