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Fallen Heroes,Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Dance Celebration
June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
“Hard times call for furious dancing” – Alice Walker
11th ANNUAL “FALLEN HEROES RISING STARS: A JUNTEEENTH CELEBRATION THROUGH DANCE” – Junteeenth is going virtual!
All events are FREE & FACEBOOK LIVE on Grown Women Dance Collective’s Facebook page.
JUNETEENTH DANCE CONCERT + Q&A with DANCERS
We’re celebrating our community’s strength, resilience, self-empowerment, and joy, and we want you there! All stars of the dance world come together to celebrate dance, music & American history.
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, Complexions, Dayton Contemporary, Lula Washington, Ballet Hispanico, & over 40 Broadway shows, perform beautifully crafted pieces to honor the legacy of Bill Withers, James Brown, Bobby Womack, Nina Simone & Maya Angelou.
Using dance and music to teach and celebrate African American history, the power of dancers in their 40’s & 50’s uplift, inspire, and create a beautiful healing space for us to see ourselves and see each other.
Please help us celebrate community with the concert, dance classes, and seminar. We’re excited to “see” you in cyberspace!! Happy Juneteenth, y’all! Our ancestors are smiling.
Grown Women Dance Collective is supported by a grant from The San Francisco Foundation. This project is supported by the Oakland City Council and funded by the City of Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program. GWDC is supported by the California Arts Council, Nonprofit Finance Fund, Clorox, sponsored by Aspire Pilates Center & Balanced Body, and is fiscally sponsored by 501c3 Dancers Group.