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Harlem Stage and National Black Theatre Present “Mothers of the Movements”

HARLEM STAGE ANNOUNCES 2018 SPRING SEASON BRINGING WORLD CLASS PERFORMING ARTISTS OF COLOR TO HARLEM

Mothers of the Movement

A Two-Part Series Paying Tribute to Iconic Black Women Pioneers Including Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, Abbey Lincoln and Ella Baker

Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown venue that for over 30 years has promoted the creative legacy of Harlem and artists of color from around the corner and across the globe, is proud to present its Spring 2018 season of performances. The season is curated by Monique Martin, newly appointed Director of Programming for Harlem Stage and features artists as #Disrupters, who take creative risk. They reflect the times via a range of artistic genres, offering audiences the chance to experience legendary performers and rising stars.

In March 2018, Harlem Stage, in partnership with the National Black Theatre and Carnegie Hall will  present “Mothers of the Movements ,” a celebration of the contribution of Black women pioneers from the Civil Rights and Black Arts movements. “Mothers of the Movements” is a two-part series that will take place in both Harlem-based institutions. The performance is part of Harlem Stage’s signature music series Uptown Nights, which presents top artists in an intimate setting and a part of National Black Theatre’s Communication Arts Program used to advocate and promote alternative learning within the field and community.


On March 9th at 7:30pm at Harlem Stage, longtime Lincoln collaborator, Marc Cary will re-imagine the seminal album, “We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite,” with Terri Lyne Carrington, Reggie Workman, Sameer Gupta, Edmar Colón, and other surprise guests.

On March 12th at 7:30pm, for the second part of the series, the National Black Theatre will present “The Black Woman: She Does Exist,” an evening of newly commissioned work that was inspired and in response to seminal texts written by Black women artists and activists of the 60’s such as Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, Ella Baker, and the women of SNCC. These new works are being created by the next generation of vital Black women voices; writers Mfoniso Udofia, Chisa Hutchinson, Ebony Noelle Golden and ensemble. Seeking to strengthen the bonds between past and present, and in addition to the newly commissioned work, NBT has gathered pioneering Black women legends of the theater community to perform the original texts.

“Mothers of the Movements” is presented in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s festival, “The ‘60s: The Years that Changed America,” which is a citywide festival that reflects on the turbulent spirit of the ‘60s: the quest for civil rights, equal rights, and social justice. The festival runs from January 14 – March 24, 2017.

EVENT DETAILS:

March 9, 2018
7:30 PM
HARLEM STAGE GATEHOUSE
150 Convent Avenue (at West 135th Street)
Tickets: $20
https://www.harlemstage.org/events-list/2018/3/9/carnegie-hall-1960s-project-mothers-of-the-movement

March 12, 2018
7:30 PM
National Black Theatre
2031 Fifth Avenue (National Black Theatre Way)
Tickets:
http://www.nationalblacktheatre.org

HARLEM STAGE SPRING 2018 PROGRAMMING

DATE TIME NAME Ticket Price GENRE
Friday, March 9 7:30pm Uptown Nights: Mothers of the Movements $20 Music – Jazz
TuesdayMarch 27 7:30pm Hush Arbor (The Opera):

A Work-in-Progress Concert

$20 Music
Tuesday, March 27 1:00pm-4:30pm Stretch Music Residency with Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Stretch Music Intensive FREE with RSVP Workshop/Class
Wednesday, March 28 7:30pm Stretch Music Residency with Christian Scott  aTunde Adjuah:

Stretch Music X Film

Screening of “Samaria”

Post-screening conversation with

Christian Scott  aTunde Adjuah and  Samora Pinderhughes

$10 Film

Discussion

Thursday, March 29 7:30pm Stretch Music Residency with Christian Scott  aTunde Adjuah:

Jazz Then and Now

Featuring : Manhattan School of Music Jazz Arts Program & Stefon Harris

$15 Music – Jazz

Discussion

Friday, March 30 & Saturday, March 31 Stretch Music Residency with Christian Scott  aTunde Adjuah:

Uptown Nights: The Stretch Music Festival

Featuring: Christian Scott  aTunde Adjuah, The Curtis Brothers, , Max Moran and Neospectric, Lawrence Fields, Kris Funn’s Cornerstore and special surprise guests

$25 Music – Jazz
Wednesday, April 4 7:30pm Ascension: A Lifting of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy on the 50th Anniversary of his Assassination FREE with RSVP Music –

Dance, visual art/Movement

Discussion

Saturday, April 28 7:30pm The Return of 2 Dick Willie $20 Music, Spoken Word/visual art
WednesdaySaturday

May 2-5

7:30pm E-Moves $20 Dance – Contemporary
Saturday, May 12 3:00pm-8:00pm Swing Out!: A DJ Dance Party! $10 Dance Party
Thursday, May 17 7:30pm HARLEM Stride Jazz Now

Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert

Featuring: Dr. Lonnie Smith

FREE with RSVP Music- Jazz
Monday, May 21 7:30pm-9:30pm Spring Gala  $1000 Special Event
Saturday, June 9 3:00pm-8:00pm A Luv Tale: The Series & The Film FREE with RSVP Film

Discussion

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