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Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman/Show Low/Student

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Sister Moses Residency and Performances

Desert Dance Theatre presents “Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman” in partnership with the Show Low Unified School District and The Dance Academy, offering two school field-trip opportunities and one evening public performance on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 9:00am, 10:45am and 6:30pm at the Show Low Auditorium, 500 W. Old Linden Road, Show Low, AZ 85901.

The school field-trip performances of Sister Moses are open to all schools throughout Show Low, Blue Ridge, Pinetop, Whiteriver and other surrounding areas. Students attending will experience the Story of Harriet Tubman, and watching American History come to life through music, dance, and dramatic narration. The cast will be made up of Desert Dance Theatre’s professional cast from the Phoenix Area along with local talent including: dancers, musicians, singers and actors of all ages. The local performers have participated in a weeklong community residency facilitated by Desert Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director, Lisa R. Chow in a series of rehearsals to incorporate them into the production in various roles throughout the show. Admission to the school matinees is $5, and must be arranged by prepaid reservations only. Reservation forms are available at http://desertdancetheatre.org/sister-moses-residency-performances-show-low/.

The evening show begins at 6:30pm, opening the first half with Desert Dance Theatre repertory, including a tribute to Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” performed by Renee Davis; and “We’re On The Move” (excerpt from Desert Dance Theatre’s “FREE AT LAST”), a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There will also be a selection of local performers who have been invited to perform, focusing on the theme of “UNITY” by celebrating diversity. A list of performers will be posted on the Desert Dance Theatre website, Facebook pages and Twitter.

After intermission, Desert Dance Theatre presents its featured performance of “Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman” for the show’s 26th season. This production is a beautiful story of a courageous woman’s determination to free her people from slavery through the Underground Railroad. She was one of America’s first liberated woman of color, who fought against all odds for the sake of freedom and equality. Our goal in producing this program is to bring light to the incredible accomplishments of the anti-slavery activist, Harriet Tubman.

This powerful music / dance / drama features Desert Dance Theatre with Renee Davis as Harriet Tubman, dramatic narration / voice of Harriet by Renee Morgan Brooks, African drumming and music direction by Step Raptis, accompaniment by the Sister Moses String Quartet and traditional spirituals sung by the Sister Moses Choral Ensemble, featuring baritone soloist, Greg Dansby. The unique blend of this 45-minute multidisciplinary presentation highlights the most important episodes of Harriet Tubman’s life, and shares the knowledge and experience of her struggles and accomplishments that will bring a source of inspiration to our audience.

The program follows Tubman’s life as a young slave on a Southern Plantation, her attempts to escape slavery, her work on the Underground Railroad, and her contributions to the Abolitionist movement. Slave songs from that period are featured for their significance as a means of passing information among the slaves. Hidden in the lyrics were vital escape details.

Sister Moses brings history to life through music, dance and drama. Sister Moses is entertaining, educational and truly inspirational!

The Sister Moses Residency and Performances are made possible by sponsorship from the Show Low Unified School District, supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as The Dance Academy and other sponsors.

Desert Dance Theatre is a contemporary dance company known for its diverse modern dance repertory, interdisciplinary collaborations, and major thematic productions which address important historical as well as current issues.

Don’t miss this exciting performance of music, dance and drama!

Purchase Adult Tickets Online: https://sistermoses-showlow-adult.eventbrite.com

Purchase Student Tickets Online: https://sistermoses-showlow-student.eventbrite.com

For more information contact Desert Dance Theatre at 480-962-4584 or go to www.DesertDanceTheatre.org.


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