Beginning March 5-May 6, 2016 651 ARTS will kick off its 28th spring season by presenting four Classically Black evenings of dance, poetry and music.
This year’s program lineup includes Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, (DCDC); pianist Kris Bowers in an evening celebrating Black film composers; an all-day cypher summit curated and led by poet Toni Blackman; and the dynamic music of Haitian super group Lakou Mizik.
The Brooklyn-based arts company will open the season with the world-renowned Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC). After nearly a decade away from New York City, DCDC brings a selection of its most dynamic work to Brooklyn, including the New York City premiere of Donald Byrd’s “The Geography of the Cotton Field”. This event is co-presented with Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts.
Founded in 1968, DCDC is known for its extraordinary artistic execution, dance precision, and story-telling through dance art of international standard. Having the world’s largest repertoire of classic works by African-American choreographers, this Dayton, Ohio company continues to celebrate dance art around the world.
Most recently DCDC performed in Suzhou Industrial Park in Jiangsu Province, China for the opening of University of Dayton’s China Institute. Artistic Director Debbie Blunden-Diggs continues the company’s long legacy with fresh new dance works by top choreographers, including Donald Byrd, Ronen Koresh, and Kiesha Lalama.
WHAT: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
WHEN: Saturday, March 5, 2016, 7:30pm
WHERE: Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, LIU Brooklyn, Flatbush between DeKalb and Willoughby
HOW MUCH: Tickets: $25; Contact 718.488.1624 or click here to purchase