Matthew Westerby Company presents "The Harlem Project"
Matthew Westerby Company
Matthew Westerby Company presents The Harlem Project, a dance project bringing together professional and community performers of all ages. Now in its third year, the project was inspired by themes of renewal, regeneration and community building. During the summer months choreographer Matthew Westerby works with his own professional dancers to create the original dance work, as well as rehearsing with youth participants from the Dunlevy-Milbank Center of the Children’s Aid Society(Harlem), Covenant Ballet Theatre(Brooklyn) and SCAN NY(Bronx/East Harlem). For this project, Westerby also created an apprentice ensemble to provide performance opportunities for college and high school age dancers.
The finished work will bring together the cast of over 50 performers on the Amphitheater stage in Marcus Garvey Park on Tuesday August 14th, at 6 PM. The performance is free and open to the general public. There is also a pre-show Family Zumba workshop free for anyone to participate in, led by local Zumba instructor Leo Zumba.
The Harlem Project is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement,supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The Harlem Project is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net
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