San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Performances: Friday 7pm, Saturday 5:30pm, Sunday 2:30pm
The Ensemble: A world premiere, Three Dream Portraits Music Margaret Bonds based on the poetry of Langston Hughes, with Choreography by General McArthur Hambrick. Vocal soloist, Laurence Albert sings accompianied by Jill Brookoff on piano. Dos by Noelia Garcia Carmona with Shamar Rooks, music by Roy Brewer. "Elle Madu Eese" by Alan Obuzor
The Youth: Doin' It Right by Alum, Maxx Reed; "Unbound" by Martha Graham Artist, Kim Jones; Not With Haste by NBE Diretor, Katie Smythe - a Jookin' fusion featuring youth ages 13-15 from every corner of Memphis. (Dancer in photo center, Chyniece Matthews, Central High, featured in Love Girls Magazine and just home from the Alvin Ailey school)! More from Maxx Reed!
When & Where
New Ballet Ensemble and School
New Ballet Ensemble and School (NBE) is a Community Arts Education program focused on bringing students from diverse backgrounds together, providing access to a professional standard of training. NBE was founded with the conviction that the only way to raise professional artists in a city with high poverty rates and lack of access by a diverse population is to provide quality training and opportunities to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. NBE’s organizational goal is to ready students for higher education and/or to earn a living as professional artists. We believe as a team we must secure cultural expression and skill for all children, offering high quality programs, accessibility, accountability, adaptability and relevance. Cross-cultural connections are central to our mission. By raising the capacity of everyone engaged, we no longer recognize our differences as separating factors; rather, young artists learn how to celebrate their uniqueness by discovering their commonality.