MOVING VERSE poetry and dance performance announced at the Black Box Theater at the Jamaica Center for Arts

MOVING VERSE poetry and dance performance announced at the Black Box Theater at the Jamaica Center for Arts

Moving Verse presents a dance choreography inspired by poetic words and expressions, a collaboration between poetry and dance.

A project in support of the Building Equity Initiative for Black, Immigrant, Indigenous, People of Color (BIIPOC) artists, funded by a grant from the New York Community Trust, presented by the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning.

Takes place on Saturday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Black Box Theater at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432. Entry: FREE for in-person and virtual (YouTube live stream) – https://youtu.be/qnEpqBvhezo

Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moving-verse-a-performance-collaboration-between-tickets-357407484407

“Moving Verse” will feature FOUR dance scenes choreographed in collaboration with poets/spoken word artists.

With choreographers:

* Jen Roit & Ernesto Mancebo

* Catherine Pettit

*Kati Oliver

* Paige “Queen TuT” Stewart

With poets/spoken word artists:

* Albert Andrew Garcia

*Robert Anthony Gibbons

* Sherese Francis

* The verbal handyman

About the curator:

Sangeeta Yesley is an independent producer of dance-related arts and entertainment events. She loves to produce hybrid shows that explore the relationships between dance and other art forms. She is the Director of Creative Performances. Her projects include – StylePointe Fashion Show, NYC Drawing the Dance Workshop and Dixon Connect Networking Event with Max4 Performance Segment. She is a dance curator based in Dixon Place, NYC, curating Fast Forward, 8 in Show, and 30-30-30, a year-end dance event and new dance festival titled Dance Bloc NYC. She has been a member of The Bessies selection committee since 2019. Sangeeta strives to create a platform for young artists to support their creative careers. creativeperformances.com

About JCAL:

Established in 1972, the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) is a multidisciplinary arts center in Southeast Queens’ diverse community. Our mission is to provide quality visual, performing and literary arts and to provide accessible educational programs to encourage participation in the arts. Operating hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed on Sundays and public holidays. For more information, call JCAL at 718-658-7400 or visit JCAL.org.

COVID-19 Guidelines: Visitors must wear a mask in the theater.

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