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Soul to Sole

Set to the soulful musical stylings of legendary singer Robert Robinson and members of the Twin Cities Gospel Choir, this uplifting and inspiring show honors the importance of overcoming differences in order to achieve collective peace and harmony. Featured songs include “Lily in the Valley,” “O Freedom, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “One Love”. Soul to Sole was originally performed at the Ritz Theater in March of 2010.

Choreographer’s Note: To all the artists of ‘Soul to Sole’, you have worked with such joy and passion on this project. You are an inspired group of collaborators and you have made me very happy each and every day we have been together.


Artistic Personnel

Concept: Rita Mustaphi
Design: Robert Robinson and Rita Mustaphi
Choreography: Rita Mustaphi


Vocals: Robert Robinson
Piano: Joseph Samuel Reeves
Drums: Timothy Berry
Chorus: Sandra Robinson Hodges, Valerie Robinson and Annette Hardy
Spoken Word: Latisha Jones
Vocalization of dance syllables: Rita Mustaphi

Company Dancers

Title: Nzamuranza (Traditional South African)
Dancers: Asha Sharma, Pooja Khanna, Anurag Sharma, Derek Phillips, Sarika Haris and Apekshya Panda
Title: Lily In The Valley (John P. Kee)
Dancer: Rita Mustaphi
Title: Just As I Am (Elliot; arr. Henry Wiens/Robert Robinson)
Dancers: Asha Sharma, Pooja Khanna and Mukta Sathe
Title: O Freedom (Spiritual)

Music by Robert Robinson

Title: I See a World (Donnie McClurkin)
Dancers: Rita Mustaphi and Anurag Sharma

Soul Riff For the Children (Timothy Berry)
Music by Samuel Reeves and Timothy Berry

Title: Sole Kathak
Dancers: Asha Sharma, Pooja Khanna, Mukta Sathe, Sarika Haris, Anurag Sharma, Derek Phillips, and Apekshya Panda
Title: He Lives in You (Mancina/Rifkin/Lebo M)
Dancers: Rita Mustaphi, Sarika Haris and Apekshya Panda
Title: Can’t Nobody Do Me Like Jesus (Andrae Crouch)
Dancers: Asha Sharma, Pooja Khanna, Mukta Sathe, Anurag Sharma and Derek Phillips
Title: Many Rivers to Cross / Bridge Over Troubled Water (Jimmy Cliff/Robinson/Reeves; Paul Simon)
Dancer: Rita Mustaphi
Title: We seek the City / One Love (Patricia McKernon Runkle; Bob Marley)
Dancers: Asha Sharma, Pooja Khanna, Mukta Sathe, Anurag Sharma, Apekshya Panda, Sarika Haris, Derek Phillips and Rita Mustaphi


Costume Design: Rita Mustaphi
Light Design/Technical Director: Mike Grogan
Sound Board Operator: Doug Livesay
Lighting Board Operator: Mary Montgomery
Graphic Design: Sara Goebel


This activity is made possible, in part, by funds provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) from an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature, and also by the McKnight Foundation.