Eleone Dance Theatre
“Spaces, Places, & the Great Outdoors: A Celebration of Black History and Hope through Dance” will be presented by Eleone Dance Theatre at an 11:00 a.m. school matinee with Q&A on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Tickets are specially priced at only $10. Eleone Dance Theatre, a Philadelphia-based professional dance company, has been co-directed by Mr. Shawn-Lamere Williams and Ms. Sheila A. Ward since 1998. It was founded by E. Leon Evans, II in 1995.
This presentation will feature selected works from the repertoire and new works that embody the spirit of collective movements of hope and empowerment that have been utilized throughout history by people of the African Diaspora to defeat and rise above injustice. This show highlights the spirit of turning opposition into opportunities against policies such as, Massive Resistance, plans that enabled highways to deliberately interrupt African American communities and disconnect them economic opportunities, to the complicated relationship of black people and the great outdoors, with dance movements complemented by historical facts, visuals, and spoken word.
The performance includes a post-show discussion and will also showcase, “Eleone Connection,” the second company of Eleone Dance Theatre. This exciting educational and entertaining performance will feature choreography by E. Leon Evans, II among others and diverse music by artists such as James Brown, Hugh Masekela, and today’s current artists.
This show is designed to appeal to all ages and is great for classes in Music, Dance, English, History, Social Studies, and Art. We thank you in advance for your support of Eleone Dance Theatre and the cast of “Spaces, Places, & the Great Outdoors: A Celebration of Black History and Hope through Dance.”