Cynthia Hopkins formed the band Gloria Deluxe in 1999. In March of 2008, the band released their most recent album, a recording of songs from the operetta Must Don’t Whip ‘Um. She has composed and performed for theater and film projects, including Big Dance Theater and Transmission Projects.
In this podcast she talks about the impetus for creating work, the task of funding, and how the stars and planets align in different ways for each performance.
This interview is part of an ongoing series with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
Photo by Kirsty Mogensen