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12th Annual Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration
June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Grown Women Dance Collective (GWDC) presents its 12th annual “Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance”, a virtual performance celebrating the Black community’s strength, resilience, self-empowerment and joy. On this day, stars of the dance world will come together to highlight dance, music, and African American history.
Juneteenth Dance Concert: Sat, Jun 26, 6pm
Classes: Thu, Jun 17 – Tue, Aug 3
Mental Health & Wellness Seminar: Sat, Jun 19, 6pm
*All events Online with Facebook Live
This event will honor the legacy of African American artists and civic leaders, such as DMX, Natalie Cole, Bobby Womack, Gil Scott-Heron and Maya Angelou. Former soloists with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Martha Graham Company, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, & over 40 Broadway shows will perform beautifully crafted pieces to iconic songs by these artists. Using dance and music to teach and celebrate Black history, GWDC highlights dancers in their forties and fifties who create an inspiring and empowering celebration of community.
In addition to this year’s virtual Juneteenth celebration, GWDC is planning six weeks of health and wellness initiatives, all of which are virtual and free of charge, including family-friendly dance classes and Fall Prevention for seniors. These activities will be supplemented by a discussion of Black mental health and wellness by Dr. Ardis Martin, MD. A full list of activities that are part of the celebration can be found here.