Join members of Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre as they discuss their latest dance film '3 x 13.' Created by award-winning Director Eimi Imanishi and Choreographer Samar Haddad King, 3 x 13 explores the singularity of the individual and the universality of the human experience.
Black History Trilogy I - John Lewis: A Pioneer for Justice
FRI, FEB 5, 2021
In honor of Black History Month, Flushing Town Hall presents its Black History Trilogy, a three-part series of outstanding Broadway performers showcasing the music and speeches of influential African American artists, scholars, and leaders.
Alton Fitzgerald White kicks off the Trilogy in “John Lewis: A Pioneer for Justice” on Friday, February 5 at 7:00 PM.
Alton Fitzgerald White, a gifted actor who starred in Broadway’s hit show Ragtime and performed over 4,000 times as Mufasa, “king of the jungle,” in Disney’s production of The Lion King, will bring to life the legacy of American politician and civil rights leader John Lewis, who passed away last summer and coined the popular phrase “good trouble” in one of his most resilient speeches. Following his reading of the speech, White will discuss why Lewis’ words and mission are still relevant today and participate in a short question and answer session with the virtual audience.
Native Artist Spotlight Panel: Queens & Long Islan
Native Artist Spotlight Panel: Queens & Long Island
WED, DEC 2, 7 PM EST
Streaming Live on Facebook and Zoom
Moderated by Tecumseh Ceaser, Matinecock Turkey Clan, Native American artists of Queens and Long Island will discuss and showcase their contemporary art in a panel discussion. Often when people think of Native art they focus on historic pieces or artifacts from the West, however modern, traditional, folk art and handicrafts are still created in NY by dynamic Native artists. Join our virtual artist panel to learn from these artists and explore the range of their art and what it means to be Native artist in the 21st century.
Artist Panelist include: Tecumseh Ceaser (Matinecock) Wampum Carver; Denise Silva-Dennis (Shinnecock) Painter /Teacher; Lydia Chavez (Unkechaug) Wampum designer; Jeremy Dennis (Shinnecock) Photo and digital artist; Tohannash Tarrant (Shinneock) Beader (from left to right on the banner image)
Explore their websites in advance of the discussion and support local artists: