HARLEM STAGE ANNOUNCES 2018 SPRING SEASON BRINGING WORLD CLASS PERFORMING ARTISTS OF COLOR TO HARLEM
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.
March 9, 2018
HARLEM STAGE GATEHOUSE
150 Convent Avenue (at West 135th Street)
HARLEM STAGE SPRING 2018 PROGRAMMING
|Friday, March 9||7:30pm||Uptown Nights: Mothers of the Movements||$20||Music – Jazz|
|Tuesday. March 27||7:30pm||Hush Arbor (The Opera):||$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:||$10||Film
|Thursday, March 29||7:30pm||Stretch Music Residency with Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah:||$15||Music – Jazz
|Friday, March 30 & Saturday, March 31||Stretch Music Residency with Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah:||$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
|Saturday, April 28||7:30pm||The Return of 2 Dick Willie||$20||Music, Spoken Word/visual art|
|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||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