Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman

 

Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman

Download: Sister Moses Description Page

Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman 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 women of color, who fought against all odds for the sake of freedom and equality. Our goal in producing this program is to bring light to the incredible accomplishments of Harriet Tubman, the anti-slavery activist.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. The unique blend of this 45-minute multidisciplinary presentation highlights the most important episodes of Harriet Tubman’s life.Sister Moses is a valuable educational tool in bringing this period of history alive. It shares the knowledge and experience of the struggles and accomplishments of Harriet Tubman that will bring a source of inspiration to students and adults alike. The program follows Tubman’s life as a young slave on a Southern Plantation, her attempts to escape slavery, her work on the Underground Railroad, and her contributions to the Abolitionist movement. Slave songs from that period are featured for their significance as a means of passing information among the slaves. Hidden in the lyrics were vital escape details.

 

 

FROM RAISING ARIZONA KIDS ~ 

“Students explore history through dance”

By Lynn Trimble | January 29, 2013

http://www.raisingarizonakids.com/2013/01/students-explore-history-through-dance/

 

SISTER MOSES VIDEO CLIPS:

Opening Solo & Cotton Picking (Excerpts)
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hvizBSzjsns

Harriet at the Auction
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zBUkcghMg4c

Harriet & Quakers
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JHaCTXsPvPk

Motherless Child
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7RgZ9tfvyx0

 

 

QUESTIONS? Contact Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org or call 480-962-4584.

 

 

PAST PERFORMANCES……

 

Performance Date and Location

 

MATINEE PERFORMANCE:

March 1, 2016 (Tuesday 10:15am)

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: $5.00 Students, $5 Adults, Two free Chaperone/Teachers per group of 25 Students.

Desert Dance Theatre: 480-962-4584 or www.DesertDanceTheatre.org

 

Downloadable Reservation Forms:

Sister Moses Description

SM Letter 2016

SM Reservation Form 2016 PDF

 

 

“Students explore history through dance”

FROM RAISING ARIZONA KIDS

By Lynn Trimble | January 29, 2013

http://www.raisingarizonakids.com/2013/01/students-explore-history-through-dance/

QUESTIONS? Contact Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org or call 480-962-4584.

 

 

 

 

EVENING PUBLIC PERFORMANCE:

January 29, 2015 (Thursday 7:00pm)

6:00pm Pre-show Event (Entertainment, vendors, food, etc.)
Pre-show Food by South Chandler Self-Help Foundation.
Menu: BBQ chicken, potato salad, green salad, baked beans, banana pudding, etc.
Recommended! Food Reservation: (480) 227-9706 (call or text).
Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman
Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N Arizona Avenue, Chandler, Arizona
$15 Adults, $12 Seniors, $10 Students, $8 Groups 10+/ADC/APA/AzDEO

PURCHASE TICKETS: CCA Box Office 480-782-2680

Desert Dance Theatre: 480-962-4584 or www.DesertDanceTheatre.org

Advertising/Vendor Opportunities:

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Sister Moses Celebrates 23 Years!


Desert Dance Theatre presents “Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman” for its 23rd Season on January 29, 2015 at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ. The pre-show event opens at 6:00pm in the Foyer with vendors, entertainment and food. Food will be offered by South Chandler Self-Help Foundation to benefit their educational and community programs. The main stage presentation begins at 7:00pm, featuring special guest performance by Axe Capoeira Arizona (http://www.axecapoeira-az.com/) and other local performers. The main 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, Gregory 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.

 

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ARIZONA DANCE FESTIVAL 2016

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ARIZONA DANCE FESTIVAL 2016

    DESERT DANCE THEATRE & ARIZONA DANCE COALITION present… Arizona Dance Festival 2016 Friday-Saturday, October 7-8, 2016 ~ 7:30pm Tempe Center for the Arts – Studio, 700 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Arizona 85281 $20 Adult, $18 Senior, $15 Student, $13 Group of 10+, Arizona Dance Coalition (ADC), Arizona Presenters Alliance (APA), Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO), $30 for 2 shows, VIP Deals – $12 Friends of Desert Dance Theatre (DDT) ~ (Service and convenience fees may apply) TICKETS? TCA Box Office: 480-350-2822 or www.tempe.gov/tca QUESTIONS? For concert information contact Desert Dance Theatre, 480-962-4584 or go to http://desertdancetheatre.org/arizona-dance-festival/.   Arizona Dance Festival 2016 Desert Dance Theatre and Arizona Dance Coalition present the Arizona Dance Festival 2016 at the Tempe Center for the Arts Studio on Friday-Saturday, October 7-8, 2016 at 7:30pm.  Each evening will showcase different dance artists including emerging artists as well as professional companies from all genres and styles of dance from Arizona.  A post-performance Q & A will be facilitated by the Arizona Dance Coalition directly after the show. Classes will be offered during the week from October 2 – October 8 at discounted prices ranging from FREE-$10. Classes will be offered during the week from October 2 – October 8 at discounted prices ranging from FREE-$10. Class schedule and details: http://desertdancetheatre.org/adf-class/ Please check the DDT website for updates. The program is subject to change. For concert information contact Desert Dance Theatre, 480-962-4584 or go to http://desertdancetheatre.org/arizona-dance-festival/.     This project is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.       AZ DANCE FESTIVAL PARTICIPANTS & LINE-UP (Alphabetical Order):   ADF PARTICIPANT BIOS & PROGRAM INFO   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7TH CGCC AZprojectDANCE (Chandler, AZ) – Chandler Gilbert Community College Dance Crossroads Performance Group (Mesa, AZ) – Interdisciplinary Music and Dance Collaboration Dance Fusion (Scottsdale, AZ) – Tap Fusion Desert Dance Theatre (Tempe, AZ) – Contemporary Modern Dance Theatre GCC Verve Dance Company (Glendale, AZ) – Glendale Community College Dance Kaleidoscape Dance (Phoenix, AZ) – Contemporary Modern MAC & Company (Scottsdale, AZ) – Modern Dance SCC Instinct Dancecorps (Scottsdale, AZ) – Scottsdale Community College Dance Step’s Junk Funk (Mesa, AZ) – Interdisciplinary Movement and Percussion Southwest Youth Ballet Theatre (Chandler, AZ) – Pre-professional Ballet Tu-Tu Dance (Litchfield Park, AZ) – Modern Dance     SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH Arathi School of Dance (Phoenix, AZ) – Bharathanatyam – Indian Classical ASTARTE Belly Dance Troupe (Gilbert, AZ) – Middle Eastern / Egyptian Cabaret Ballet Etudes (Gilbert, AZ) – Pre-professional Ballet Chaos Theory Dance (Tucson, AZ) – Comedic Movement Theater Convergence Ballet Company (Phoenix, AZ) – Contemporary Ballet Desert Dance Theatre (Tempe, AZ) – Contemporary Modern Dance Theatre Grand Canyon Salsa Festival (Flagstaff, AZ) – Latin Dance Movement Source Dance Company (Phoenix, AZ) – Contemporary Modern Nritya Shaily School of Kathak (Glendale, AZ)  Kathak – Indian Classical Rosenkrans Dans (Phoenix, AZ) – Contemporary Modern Sanskaar Nritya Dance Academy (Chandler, AZ) – Bharathanatyam – Indian Classical Step’s Junk Funk (Mesa, AZ) – Interdisciplinary Movement and Percussion SVGdance (Phoenix, AZ) – Contemporary Modern Yumi La Rosa Flamenco Dance Company (Chandler, AZ) – Flamenco Dance   For more information call Desert Dance Theatre, 480-962-4584 or go to www.DesertDanceTheatre.org. For tickets: TCA Box Office: 480-350-2822 or...

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Applications / Submissions ~ Arizona Dance Festival 2016

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Applications / Submissions ~ Arizona Dance Festival 2016

  Downloadable Forms: ADF Invitation 16 (PDF)       ADF Invitation 16 (DOCX) ADF Application 16 (PDF)    ADF Application 16 (DOCX) ADF Dance Submit Desc 16 (PDF)     ADF Dance Submit Desc 16 (DOCX)     Dear Dance Artists and Companies, I would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Arizona Dance Festival (ADF) that will take place at Tempe Center for the Arts Studio on October 7-8, 2016, co-sponsored by the Arizona Dance Coalition.  The festival will give you or your company great exposure, and it’s a fun way to share your art with colleagues from around the state and guests from out of state.The Arizona Dance Festival is open to individuals and emerging artist groups as well as professional companies from all genres and styles of dance. Up to 15 dance slots per show will be selected to be performed. The applicant works will be adjudicated by a diverse panel of judges that are highly knowledgeable about dance. Here’s how to apply: You must submit the following by August 25, 2016: ADF application form Description form Audition DVD or Video Link $25 non-refundable application fee ($10 per additional audition pieces) The audition DVD or Video Link must be the work that you are planning to show that has not been seen in any major Metro-Phoenix venues within 2 months prior to the show dates or a work that is representative of your current repertory with your current dance members. If selected, you must sign a letter of agreement and pay a participation fee of $150 per dance up to a maximum of 10 minutes (no exceptions). This fee will go towards facility, production, publicity expenses, video and photography. ATTENTION! Thanks to the Arizona Commission on the Arts for the Festival Grant awarded with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, each participant group will receive a stipend for their performance and/or guest teacher master classes offered. Applications can be downloaded from http://desertdancetheatre.org/arizona-dance-festival/. If you have any questions, contact me at 480-962-4584 or at Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org. We are anticipating an exciting program this upcoming season and hope you can participate. Sincerely, Lisa R. Chow Artistic Director & Company Manager Desert Dance Theatre, P.O. Box 25332 • Tempe, AZ • 85285-5332 • Ph 480-962-4584 • Fx...

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AUDITIONS / FREE CLASS!

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AUDITIONS / FREE CLASS!

DDT Audition-Form-Docx     DDT Audition-Form-PDF AUDITIONS ~ FREE CLASS Desert Dance Theatre & Step’s Junk Funk ~ 2016-17 Season Need experienced male and female dancers with good rhythm! Saturday, August 13 at 3:30pm-5:30pm   PLEASE RSVP by calling/text 602-740-9616. The audition class is FREE! Dance Theater West 3925 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ ·       Dancers must have flexible schedule and available to rehearse and perform. ·       Dancers must be versatile and have performance experience in modern dance. ·       Experience in ballet, jazz and other dance and performing arts disciplines is a plus. ·       Dancers must be responsible with reliable transportation. Regularly scheduled classes/rehearsals are: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm Some Saturdays from 3:30pm-6:30pm AND/OR Sundays from 1:30pm- 4:30pm or later Rehearsal schedule may vary as needed. INFO: 480-962-4584 or Lisa@DesertDanceTheatre.org or...

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Desert Dance Theatre & Step’s Junk Funk at Florence Community Library

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Desert Dance Theatre & Step’s Junk Funk at Florence Community Library

  FREE PUBLIC EVENT! Florence Community Library, 778 N. Main Street, Florence, AZ 85132 April 16, 2016 at 3:00pm-4:00pm Info: 520-868-8311 Desert Dance Theatre and Step’s Junk Funk perform excerpts and selections from their current repertory. This lecture demonstration will include audience participation that is appropriate for all ages.  ...

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Desert Dance Theatre, Step’s Junk Funk & Crossroads Performance Group at Phoenix Film Festival ~ Arts Day

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Desert Dance Theatre, Step’s Junk Funk & Crossroads Performance Group at Phoenix Film Festival ~ Arts Day

 Desert Dance Theatre, Step’s Junk Funk and Crossroads Performance Group perform at 12:00pm-12:45pm   Harkins Theatres Scottsdale 101 14 7000 E. Mayo Boulevard Phoenix, AZ 85054   Arts Day at the 2016 Phoenix Film Festival Where: The Arizona Republic Party Pavilion at the Phoenix Film Festival When: Sunday, April 10, 2016 Time: 12pm – 5:30pm Cost: FREE   The Phoenix Film Foundation is proud to announce their first-annual Arts Day! As a part of the arts community in Phoenix, we know how hard it is to get the word out about all of the amazing things going on around Phoenix. Come on over to the Party Pavilion on Sunday to see all of the amazing organizations the Phoenix arts scene has to offer! http://www.phoenixfilmfestival.com/arts-day/   OVERVIEW The Phoenix Film Foundation is proud to announce the 16th Annual Phoenix Film Festival taking place April 7 – 14, 2016. The best way to keep up on the festival is right here on our website, joining our mailing list and to “Like” us on Facebook. The Phoenix Film Festival has been named one of The 25 Coolest Film Festivals by MovieMaker Magazine and is a program of the 501c(3) non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation. The event was started in 2000 by independent filmmakers as an opportunity to showcase independent filmmaking and it has quickly become Arizona’s Largest Film Festival. The Phoenix Film Festival annually screens over 150 films, holds amazing parties and provides filmmaking seminars to capacity audiences. Over 25,000 attendees enjoy the 8 day festival. The Festival takes place all in one convenient location and is held on 7 screens at the Harkins Scottsdale/101. All parties and workshops are held right on site so you don’t miss a...

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Agave on the Rocks ~ Desert Botanical Gardens

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Agave on the Rocks ~ Desert Botanical Gardens

April 1, 2016 (6:00pm-10:00pm) Desert Botanical Gardens 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 480-941-1225   Details: http://www.dbg.org/events/agave-rocks Celebrate the agave and light at the 14th annual Agave on the Rocks, showcasing Bruce Munro: Sonoran Light at Desert Botanical Garden. Enjoy a margarita upon arrival, savor gourmet eats prepared by the Valley’s best restaurants and caterers and Samba under the stars to vibrant beats. DINING AND BEVERAGE OPTIONS • Guests will be served a welcome margarita upon arrival in a glowing glass (non-alcoholic drink will be available and guests can keep the glass) • Unlimited samples of gourmet cuisine from renowned Valley restaurants and caterers • Full cash bars will be located throughout the Garden offering a variety of agave inspired cocktails. • Sample the evening’s featured tequilas at the Suerte Tequila sampling station. A representative will be present to answer any questions and discuss the finer points of tasting. • Open:  6:30 – 8:30 p.m. • Located in Dorrance Hall ENTERTAINMENT Light-up the night with captivating entertainment by some of the Arizona’s most brilliant performers: • Guitarras Latinas • Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra • Vox Urbana • Craig Davis, Magician • Step’s Junk...

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Arizona Dance West Festival

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Arizona Dance West Festival

March 26, 2016 (2:00pm & 7:00pm) Arizona Dance West Festival Theater Works/Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 8355 West Peoria Avenue, Peoria, AZ Details: wightnoisedancecompany.com Purchase Tickets: Theaterworks.org Desert Dance Theatre performs Step’s Junk Funk’s “Samsonite” at 2:00pm. Lisa R. Chow and Step Raptis perform “Kalimba” as Crossroads Performance Group at...

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AMOR DE BAILE 2 ~ Dance Extravaganza

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AMOR DE BAILE 2 ~ Dance Extravaganza

March 12, 2016 (6:30pm) Yumi La Rosa Flamenco presents AMOR DE BAILE 2 ~ Dance Extravaganza Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Arizona Details: http://www.yumilarosa.com or http://tca.ticketforce.com Yumi La Rosa Flamenco Dance presents “Amor De Baile 2.”  This dramatic evening brings together some of the world’s best talent under one roof (Flamenco, Raqs Sharqi, Kathak, Modern, & fusion). Don’t miss this spectacular evening of flamenco and entertainment. Featuring: Manuel Gutierrez, Jose Cortes, Misael Barraza Diaz, Radhika Kotwal, Ava Fleming, Step’s Junk Funk, Leah Gyllenhaal, Max Perrault and Yumi La Rosa. Step’s Junk Funk will perform as a guest in the...

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SISTER MOSES: The Story of Harriet Tubman (2016)

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SISTER MOSES: The Story of Harriet Tubman (2016)

SISTER MOSES: The Story of Harriet Tubman Desert Dance Theatre presents “Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman” for its 24th Season on March 1, 2016 (10:15am-11:15am) at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ, sponsored by Rudy G. Bologna Elementary School and the Chandler Unified School District. “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. Local talent, including individuals from the community as well as students from Bologna Elementary 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! For RESERVATION INFORMATION: http://desertdancetheatre.org/sister-moses/ Downloadable Reservation Forms: Sister Moses Description SM Letter 2016 SM Reservation Form 2016 PDF SM Reservation Form 2016 Word     For more information contact Desert Dance Theatre at 480-962-4584 or go to...

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Austin Dance Festival 2016

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Austin Dance Festival 2016

  Austin Dance Festival AustinVentures Studio Theater, 501 West 3rd Street, Austin, TX Details: www.kdhdance.com Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company presents the Austin Dance Festival with 22 dance companies performing throughout the day. Desert Dance Theatre’s Associate Artistic Director, Renee Davis will perform a solo, “Strange Fruit” on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at...

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