Lectures, Speakers, Readings


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Master Class: Dorrance Dance

Mon, Oct 3, 2016, 7:00 PM

This participatory, intermediate to advanced level class for adults is led by company members from Dorrance Dance.

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Damian Woetzel and Lil Buck

DEMO by Damian Woetzel: Heroes

Mon, Oct 10, 2016, 8:00 PM

Former NYCB Principal Dancer Damian Woetzel brings together artists to pay tribute to their artistic inspirations, including soprano Jacqueline Bolier, singer/songwriter Kate Davis, Broadway and NYCB star Robert Fairchild, tap dance powerhouse Jared Grimes, acclaimed ballerina Carla Körbes, visual arts curator and historian Sarah Lewis, Memphis jookin' dance pioneer Lil Buck, the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band, and jazz prodigy Matthew Whitaker.

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Campaign for Black Male Achievement presents: Black Male Re-Imagined III: Ascension

Tue, Oct 11, 2016, 2:00 PM

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement presents a day of free discussions and performances highlighting issues relevant to American society today. Please see further details below on how to obtain reservations through the Presenter. 


¡Viva Cesar, Viva Kennedy!

¡Viva Cesar, Viva Kennedy! featuring Eugenia León and La Marisoul y La Santa Cecilia

Thu, Oct 13, 2016, 8:00 PM

The intersection of the work and ideals of Cesar Chavez and John F. Kennedy in the fight for civil rights and social justice are explored in this evening of diverse performances, provocative conversations, and powerful history.

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Theater Look-in: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Wed, Oct 19, 2016, 5:00 PM

Join company members for an insider's look at the production, complete with lively discussion and the opportunity to ask questions of the artists.

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PANDAS Network presents: My Kid is not Crazy: A Search for Hope in the Face of Misdiagnosis (documentary film)

Wed, Oct 19, 2016, 6:00 PM

PANDAS Network presents a benefit screening of a documentary film that follows the lives of families who are coping with the problems related to the serious childhood disorders of PANDAS and PANS.

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Theater Look-in: Wicked

Wed, Jan 4, 2017, 5:00 PM

Join Wicked company members for an insider's look at the production, complete with lively discussion and the opportunity to ask questions of the artists.

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Film Screening: Kenwood's Journey

Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 7:00 PM

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DEMO: Song Dance

DEMO by Damian Woetzel: Song & Dance

Mon, Apr 3, 2017, 8:00 PM

Dubbed the "Matchmaker" by the New York Times, Damian Woetzel has recently garnered acclaim for creating unusual combinations of music, dance, and theater. He brings together skilled artists to explore music and dance in this unique event.

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