January 29, 2015 (Thursday 9:45am & 11:30am)
Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman
Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N Arizona Avenue, Chandler, Arizona
Matinees are available by reservations only through DDT. Cost: $4.50 Students, $5 Adults, Two free Chaperone/Teachers per group of 25 Students.
Desert Dance Theatre: 480-962-4584 or www.DesertDanceTheatre.org
January 29, 2015 (Thursday 7:00pm)
The evening show will open with performances of Desert Dance Theatre repertory, songs of freedom by the Sister Moses choral ensemble, and guest performance by Axe Capoeira Arizona. The featured performance of Sister Moses will follow after intermission.
“Sister Moses” is a beautiful story of a courageous woman’s determination to free her people from slavery through the Underground Railroad. She was one of America’s first liberated woman of color, who fought against all odds for the sake of freedom and equality. This powerful dance drama features Desert Dance Theatre with Renee Davis as Harriet Tubman, dramatic narration by Renee Morgan Brooks, African drumming and music direction by Step Raptis, accompaniment by a string quartet and traditional spirituals sung by a choral ensemble featuring baritone soloist, Greg Dansby. Community talent in the production will include dance students from local colleges, Chandler High School, Bologna Elementary and other Chandler schools will perform along with the professional cast. “Sister Moses” promises to entertain and enlighten its audiences.
Desert Dance Theatre is a contemporary dance company known for its diverse modern dance repertory, interdisciplinary collaborations, and major thematic productions which address important historical as well as current issues.
Don’t miss this exciting performance of music, dance and drama!
Questions? For concert information contact Desert Dance Theatre, 480-962-4584 or go to www.DesertDanceTheatre.org.
READ THIS ARTICLE:
“Students explore history through dance”
FROM RAISING ARIZONA KIDS
By Lynn Trimble | January 29, 2013
QUESTIONS? Contact Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org or call 480-962-4584.
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