10th Anniversary Performances! Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance
Saturday, June 22nd at 6:30pm & Sunday, 23rd at 2pm
Saturday: 10th Anniversary After Party
Sunday: Q&A with cast
Malonga Casquelourd Arts Center - 1428 alice St. OaklanD
ABOUT THE SHOW: Fallen Heroes, Rising stars
What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It celebrates life-shifting events in Texas on June 19, 1865.
What is Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars?
We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary performances! Stars of the dance world come together to celebrate dance, music and American history.
All internationally respected dancers are retired from major companies, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Company, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and over 40 Broadway shows. With over 400 years of experience on the contemporary and ballet stage, dancers are a cultural and artistic bridge from the great artists that came before them, to the next generations.
This arts and history performance honors the memory of:
• African American musical artists such as John Lee Hooker, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Whitney Houston, Nipsey Hussle, Maya Angelou, and Prince.
• Civil Rights leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali & Maya Angelou.
Through the power of dancers in their 40s & 50s, this uplifting, educational, inspiring, family-friendly, can't-sit-still-in-your-seat celebration of who we are as Americans will have you singing to yourself and reflecting on history for weeks.
Who is this show for?
This show is perfect for the whole family. Children, seniors, teenagers, grown folks and everyone in between, we pride ourselves in creating beautiful cross-cultural and intergenerational magic. All are welcome!
How are proceeds from tickets used?
All proceeds of tickets go directly into presenting the show. In fact, ticket sales only account for 25% of what it costs to bring this beautiful dance concert to the community. The other 75% of costs must be made up with fundraising in order to pay for the theater, dancers, musicians, stage crew, costumes, music, rehearsal space, licensing, and other many details that it takes to produce high quality theater.
We painstakingly keep the ticket price as low as possible to make sure that our performances remain accessible to people of diverse backgrounds. We also sponsor 200 low income children to come see the show for free, making sure that they have access to experience this impactful work.