A Misty Copeland Ballet Class

Misty Copeland - Harlem Stage - Nov 6 2017

November 6, 2017 at 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Harlem Stage is honored to host world renowned Misty Copeland who will lead a ballet class designed to deepen the engagement in the arts for young ballet students in the Harlem Community and collaborate with Harlem arts organizations. Students selected by and from Dance Theater of Harlem and Harlem School for the Arts will participate in a one-hour ballet class with Ms. Copeland. We will open the Harlem Stage Gatehouse to students and their families to experience the inspiring, empowering, and history making Misty Copeland.

The Ballet Class will be followed by an intimate conversation around the concept of “being the first” between Misty Copeland and legendary dancer, choreographer and actress, Carmen De Lavallade, moderated by Zita Allen from New York Amsterdam News. This event is made possible with the generous support of Valentino D. Carlotti.

Cost: $50

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York, NY 10031

More Info: https://www.harlemstage.org/events-list/2017/11/6/misty-copeland-ballet-class  


Schomburg Center First Fridays: “Afro-Beat” Edition

afro_beat_edition-Schomburg First Fridays -Nov 2017

November 3, 2017 at 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Join us for our popular monthly social gathering, where there’ll be live music, signature drinks,  an  opportunity to network with others in the community. This month we’re celebrating the rich sounds of Afro-Beat music, birthed by Fela Ransome Kuti!

With our extended hours, Guests are also invited to check out our three exhibitions Black Power, Power in Print, and Unshackled Ink. And don’t miss a special performance from a surprise guest!  In addition, we’re proud to announce that Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey will power First Fridays. A fitting partnership as First Fridays celebrates culturally relevant occasions through local talent and Jack Daniel’s is deeply connected with the community. Your friends at Jack Daniel’s remind you to drink responsibly.

Sign up for a Schomburg membership, become a Schomburg volunteer, and visit the Schomburg Shop—while networking and dancing the night away!

Our host for the night will be Liz The Intl Diva aka Mama Sade, meanwhile, DJ Buka & DJ Don from the Muoka Mills Experience will spin Afro Beat tracks in our Langston Hughes Lobby, which will further enhance our theme of the evening.  You must be 21+ to enter. See you there! #FirstFridays   #Halloween

Cost: FREE – Registration Required via SchomburgCenter.Eventbrite.com
Eventbrite; $10 Admission will include two (2) complimentary drink tickets.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037


Declassified Memory Fragment

Declassified Memory

October 4, 2017 at 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Declassified Memory Fragment is a dance theater work, created by Olivier Tarpaga, with a live band inspired by the ideas and themes of memory, history, politics and cultural realities affecting the continent of Africa. The work was created as an open letter to African society—its lifestyles, cultures, beauty, complexity and politics. Declassified refers to living in a society where aspects of everyday life are subjected to restrictions and cultural expectations of secrecy and privacy; even within the family. The act of declassifying is a process of revealing and exposing what is hidden from view and obscured, not spoken.

The work is a response to political conditions in African countries (specifically Kenya, Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso), the unpredictable circulation of power and the resulting tension, destabilization and explosive climax that occurs, often without dismantling the illusion of democracy. Through movement and a driving band the piece both caustically and humorously stages a two tier society where craving for power simultaneously creates and unravels friendships, yet brotherhood prevails.

*Post-performance discussion with artists moderated by Gabri Christi
This presentation of Declassified Memory Fragment was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Cost: $20 per ticket. ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. The Box Office open two (2) hours before show time and closes at intermission or one (1) hour after the scheduled start time (whichever comes first). Valid ID required to pick up tickets.

Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031

More Info: https://www.harlemstage.org/events-list/2017/8/3/declassified-memory-fragment