14th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance (Oakland)
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Old Oakland Parking Lot | Washington between 8th & 9th St, Oakland
Submitted by the Event Organizer
14th annual performance! We’re celebrating our community’s strength, resilience, self-empowerment, and joy!
All-stars of the dance world come together to celebrate dance, music & American history. Former soloists with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, & over 40 Broadway shows, perform beautifully crafted pieces to honor the legacy of DMX, Tina Turner, Harry Belafonte, Nina Simone & Maya Angelou. Using dance and music to teach and celebrate African American history, the power of dancers in their 50’s uplift, inspire, and create a beautiful healing space for us to see ourselves and see each other.
Please come celebrate our ancestors’ strength on whose shoulders we stand, as we continue to make a way for the next generations. All are welcome to share this joy!
1) JUNETEENTH PERFORMANCE + DANCER Q & A – SATURDAY JUNE 24th, 3-5PM
2) DANCE CLASSES – FAMILY FRIENDLY (June 15th – August 17th, Online & In Person), See website for full schedule
3) MENTAL HEALTH, WELLNESS & MOVEMENT + ASK A PSYCHIATRIST, Saturday, July 22nd, 12- 1:30pm
More info on concert, dance & wellness class schedule: www.GrownWomenDance.org
Grown Women Dance Collective is supported by a grant from The San Francisco Foundation. This project is supported by the Oakland City Council and funded by the City of Oakland’s Cultural Funding Program. GWDC is supported by the California Arts Council, East Bay Community Foundation, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Lesher Foundation, is sponsored by Aspire Pilates Center & Balanced Body, Inc., community members through the principles of Ujima and Ujamaa, and is fiscally sponsored by 501c3 Dancers Group.