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Actors perform in a scene from "Ameriville." (ArtsEmerson)
Actors perform in a scene from "Ameriville." (ArtsEmerson)

For 16 years the Bronx-based foursome Universes has been honing an idiosyncratic blend of dance, spoken-word, a cappella, and theatre. Their show "Slanguage" was an off-Broadway and touring hit. Their latest show, "Ameriville," takes its inspiration from Hurricane Katrina. It's running now at the Paramount Theatre in Boston, and three of the four group-members gave us a private performance backstage.


  • William "Ninja" Ruiz
  • Mildred Ruiz-Sapp
  • Steven Sapp


This segment aired on March 14, 2012.

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