Grown Women Dance Collective presents:
Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance
June 26th, 6-7:30pm PST – ONLINE
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Tonya Marie Amos
Credit: Grown Women Dance Collective
Caption: Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance
We’re celebrating our community’s strength, resilience, self-empowerment, and joy!
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, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Ballet Hispanico, & over 40 Broadway shows, perform beautifully crafted pieces to honor the legacy of James Brown, DMX, 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 come celebrate our ancestors’ strength on whose shoulders we stand, as we continue the revolution for our next generations. All are welcome to share this joy!
1) JUNETEENTH PERFORMANCE + DANCER Q & A – SATURDAY JUNE 26th, 6-7:30PM PST
2) DANCE CLASSES – FAMILY FRIENDLY (June 18-July 16), See website for full schedule
3) BLACK MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS SEMINAR – SAT, JUNE 19th, 6-7:30PM PST
More info on concert, dance class schedule & seminar: www.GrownWomenDance.org
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, California Arts Council, East Bay Community Foundation, Balanced Body, and fiscally sponsored by 501c3 Dancers Group.
About Grown Women Dance Collective:
GWDC creates cross-cultural, generational, and class connections, encourages dialogue, empowers thought and action, and builds cross racial alliances through dance & wellness programs. Mature dancers challenge stereotypes of aging, create work that is accessible to diverse audiences, promote mind body healing through health and fitness programs, and create economic opportunities for young people.