June 2013 black events calendar

CHARMAINE PATRICIA WARREN Special to the AmNews | 6/20/2013, 12:45 p.m.

June 14-15: At New York Live Arts, Makeda Thomas celebrates her 10th anniversary with a preview of her new evening-length work "make. believe," described as "a multimedia movement, a dream state of dance, poetry, visual art, music and food." Collaborators are poet Queen GodIs, Grisha Coleman (music composition), Tamilla Woodard (dramaturgy), Stephen Arnold (lighting design), Sean Naftel (set construction) and David Tinapple (visual media). The premiere is planned for 2014. For more information, visit www.newyorklivearts.org.

June 18-July 6: At the Joyce, Artistic Director Savion Glover and his company STePz premiere his "tap dance to sound and sound to dance ... [where] his ensemble of dancers ... take tap dance to new heights while fusing traditional music selections of the past with his self-proclaimed tap style and energy of the future."

For more information, visit www.joyce.org.

June 19 -20: Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center (THPAC), with LIU Brooklyn's Kumble Theater, features the annual Souls of Our Feet: People of Color Dance Festival, featuring works by up-and-coming choreographers Tommie Waheed-Evans, Nijawwon Matthews and Lakai Worrell (June 19), and celebrated choreographers Gierre Godley, Roger C. Jeffrey and Malcolm Low (June 20). For both programs, the choreographers were charged with the task of making works that "celebrate Black visual and written word."

For more information, visit www.kumbletheater.org.

June 22: See the screening of director Terry Carter's "Katherine Dunham: Dancing with Life" at the Museum of the Moving Image. A town hall meeting will follow with Carter, plus Dunham dancers Julie Belafonte and Dr. Glory Van Scott. The discussion will be moderated by Warrington Hudlin, a former Dunham drummer and trustee of Museum of the Moving Image. This screening is scheduled in celebration of the 104th anniversary of Dunham's birth.

For more information, visit www.movingimage.us.

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