And Still they Rose: The Legacy of Black Philadelphians in Ballet

The history of Black Philadelphians in classical ballet dates back to the early 1930’s. In this in-depth panel discussion, dance icons Joan Myers Brown of Philadanco and Delores Browne of The New York Negro Ballet recount the early years as dancers. From training with trailblazers like Sydney King and Marion Cuyjet, to studying with World renown English choreographer Anthony Tudor, their stories are a master class on ballet, blackness, and how they intersect here in Philadelphia. Accompanying this illuminating talk will be a visual exhibit of portraiture by Eva Mueller.

The Body Wails, The Body Restores

Dancer/Choreographers Lela Aisha Jones and Vershawn Sanders Ward present a riveting series of performances weaving contemporary reflections on the race, womanhood, trauma, history, and their various intersections.

Thirsty for Change Happy Hour

You are invited to the launch event for the Painted Bride Art Center’s Art & Change Collective. Enjoy beer and wine, and creative, professional, and social connections.

Community Table: Yogetree + Aromatherapy

Yogetree and the Bride come together to present and afternoon of yoga and poetry featuring internationally certified yogini Hello Helanah with special aromatherapy consultation.

Monologue Mondays

Monologue Mondays First Monday of Every Month April Session: April 3 6:30pm – 8:30pm Hosted by Nastassja Baset Looking for advice, tips, or feedback from …

Community Table: Conversation Around Food

Can we achieve a food utopia? The Renegade Company will lead a community conversation to explore ideas of food hierarchy, ethical food consumption, where Philadelphia’s food comes from, and our relationship to food.


Led by Lynda Grace, “Yarn” is a free, new series of crafting events for knitters, crocheters, and anyone engaged in needlework. You will meet other knitters, crocheters and needle crafters and collaborate with other makers to create an original work of art which will be exhibited at the Painted Bride when completed.

Healthy Body = Healthy Hair

This workshop addresses men and women and their relationship with their hair. Explore the many reasons that attribute to major problems people have with their hair such as rapid loss, thinning, breakage, dandruff, growth and brittleness and ways to counter these effects from the inside out!

Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia

Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia is a project of Painted Bride Art Center which uses art and public dialogue to bring seemingly invisible cultural memories to light while …

Moving Our Stories with Julie B. Johnson

“Moving Our Stories” is a series of experiential movement-based and multimodal workshops for Philadelphians (new and native) from all walks of life.

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