Catch the Dance: An Inspired Movement
You’re invted to celebrate the legacy of Dance Theatre of Harlem, April 28th at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture in Charlotte. Catch the Dance: An Inspired Movement is an evening of intimate conversation with three legendary dance pioneers who helped pave the way for African-Americans in classical ballet: Joan Myers Brown, Founder and Artistic Director of Philadanco! Philadelphia Dance Company and The Philadelphia School of Dance Arts; April Berry, Founder of Arts ‘n Community, former Director of Education & Outreach at Charlotte Ballet and BalletMet Columbus, and former lead dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; and Dr. Mel A. Tomlinson former soloist with Dance Theatre of Harlem and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. These iconic leaders will talk about the black dance experience, the Gantt Center’s yearlong theme, Art as Activism, and philanthropic sustainability.