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RestorationART Community Day Pre-Opening of BAM's "DanceAfrica"
RestorationART Community Day
Living Your Best Life
Pre-Opening of BAM’s DanceAfrica
Free and Open to the Public
(Brooklyn, NY - May 15, 2018) A Pre-Opening Celebration of a 21-Year Partnership between Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and BAM’s DanceAfrica will occur on Saturday, May 19, 10am - 3pm in the heart of Bed-Stuy at Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY. This year the theme focuses on “Living Your Best Life” with artisans, healthy living vendors, dance classes, music, yoga and performances by RestoratonART’s Youth Arts Academy.
Midway into the day, the DanceAfrica Council of Elders will pay homage to the ancestors with a procession throughout the campus of Restoration with community leaders and members. All are welcomed to participate.
This event is Free and Open To The Public.
RestorationArt (formerly branded The Center for Arts & Culture), the cultural centerpiece of Restoration, is a dynamic 21st century creative complex that is committed to folding the community into world-class artistic discovery and storytelling in dance, music, theater, visual arts and conversation in the epicenter of Black culture, Central Brooklyn. RestorationArt reaches a diverse audience of more than 67,500 annually through dance concerts and choreographic works-in-progress showcases, music festivals and salons, theater performances and a new works reading series, as well as talks & films; a Youth Arts Academy that provides beginner through pre-professional training in dance, drama, drumming and digital media for ages 3 – 18; Visual Arts exhibits with 3 – 4 innovative exhibits; theater institutions-in-residence: the Billie Holiday Theatre is an OBIE and Audelco Award-winning theater, mounting 2-3 major productions annually and the Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop; dance Institutions-in-Residence: Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Dance Theater (Lead Dance Resident), Cumbe Center for African and Diaspora Dance, and ChoreoQuest, serving 6 – 8 choreographers; and music institutions-in-residence: The Noel Pointer School of Music and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy.
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