AMERICAN DANCE LEGACY INITIATIVE (ADLI)
Mini-Fest 2015: Imagine - Free to Chase The Rainbow
Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
in collaboration with Artists and Scientist as Partners (ASaP)
(See www.asap-brown.org/imagine for complete list of ASaP events)
Living Rooms Installations
- Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder and Donald McKayle curated by students from Central Falls High School in collaboration with the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice.
- Archival exhibits from the ADLI collection of media, photographs and materials
- Interactive exhibits imagining the arts in the future
Wednesday February 25th - 7pm
Film: Chain Gangs: Slavery by Another Name - This documentary spans eight decades, from 1865 to 1945, revealing the interlocking forces in both the South and the North that enabled this “neoslavery” to begin and persist. - Presented in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
Saturday February 28th
Dance for PD® Community Class - 10:00am-11:15am
Led by David Leventhal,founding teacher and Program Director for Dance for PD®, and Rachel Balaban, Regional Coordinator for Dance for PD - Co-Founder, Artists and Scientists as Partners (ASaP) (see www.asap-brown.org/imagins complete ASaP Symposium schedule)
ADLI Master Class: - 10:00am-11:30am
A Journey Through Modern Dance, led by Mary Anne Newhall, "dancing historian", dedicated to exploring, enlivening, and preserving early modernist and expressionist roots of dance.
Lecture Demonstration: Free to Chase the Rainbow - 12:15-1:30
featuring performances of Donald McKayle’s “Rainbow Repertory Etude” by Dance for PD® participants, Brown students, and Central Falls High School students
Screening of ADLI documentary on Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder - 1:30pm
This documentary features archival footage of the original cast performing Donald McKayle’s signature work about men on a southern chain gang. Also included are recent interviews with Mr. McKayle, original cast members Mary Hinkson, Jaime Rogers, and folksinger Leon Bibb.
Dancing Legacy Repertory Etudes Showing and Closing Reception - 5pm