Artist Projects


Jane Comfort

Asphalt is an evening-length dance theater work, with music by composer Toshi Reagon and text by spoken word artist Carl Hancock Rux. Asphalt tells the story of Racine, an aspiring DJ who uses the elements of jazz, classical, and trip hop beats to transcend his urban reality and enter a world made right by music.

Project Updates

  • 2001: Asphalt is performed at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art in Oregon

  • 2002: Asphalt has its official premiere at The Joyce Theater in New York

  • 2002: Asphalt is performed as part of the Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston ME

  • 2003: Asphalt is performed at the University of Maryland in College Park MD