Abeni Cultural Arts Performing Dance Studio presents
Visions: An Odyssey in Black Dance
10th Anniversary Showcase
bondage | freedom | struggle | dance
The show presents a journey through history with African, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz and Hip-Hop dance. This is the company’s ninth year producing the show to celebrate Black History Month.
The show begins with a beautiful wedding in an African village that gets interrupted by slave catchers. Then the enslaved Africans begin their journey across the ocean. The Middle Passage which brought Africans to America is comparable to the Trail of Tears in showing how inhumane and insensitive humans can be when it comes to the rights of people living on their own land. But, despite this, the experience formed the catalyst that sparked a generation of African-Americans to help build these United States of America. We continue to use this inspiration so that one day we can truly call these lands our lands.
The show includes choreography by Muriel Miller and Darrell Davis, as well as music by Gary Swindell.
Show dates and times:
February 17, 18, 23 & 24 at 7:30 p.m.
February 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $20 ($10 for children under 12)
For more information call: 912-272-2797, 912-631-3452 or visit our website at www.abeniculturalarts.com.