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Npc Cutler Classic John Hancock Hall
180 Berkeley Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116
A FREE EVENT HONORING TWO MAJOR FIGURES IN BLACK DANCE AND ARTS.
Wednesday, December 6, 7 pm
John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley Street, Boston
In a turbulent 1968, Celebrity Series of Boston took a chance with a one-night engagement of a dynamic African-American dance company. Choreographer Alvin Ailey’s mission to reflect and promote African-American traditions and art-making took hold in Boston that night. Across town that year, Boston arts educator and social activist Elma Lewis founded the National Center of Afro-American Artists to enhance appreciation for black art forms and their practitioners. It remains the largest independent Black cultural arts institution in New England.
Join us for a FREE event celebrating these groundbreaking cultural leaders in a lively discussion with their friends, colleagues, and some of today’s artists inspired by their work.
JUDITH JAMISON, Artistic Director Emerita for the Ailey Company
E. BARRY GAITHER, Director of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists
SHAUMBA-YANDJE DIBINGA, Founding Artistic & Executive Director of OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center
JEAN APPOLON, Director, Jean Appolon Expressions
BETTY HILLMON, Director, Boston City-Wide String Orchestra
CALLIE CROSSLEY, WGBH
FREE! Reserve your seat today >> bit.ly/aileylewis