As part of our nonprofit mission, Kentucky Performing Arts works diligently to share the talents of our Kentucky Performing Arts Presents
artists with groups of all ages in our community by facilitating
workshops, master classes, lecture-demonstrations, etc.
Dance Theatre of Harlem, touring the country in celebration of their 50th anniversary,
performed in Whitney Hall on the evening of November 9, 2018. In addition to
the public performance, our Community Engagement and Programming
departments coordinated the local activities listed below.
Panel discussion #1 with local dancers and
student journalists from Arts Bureau Edge. Local dancers highlighted
their personal journey’s as artists of color and shared thoughts
regarding the future of dance as a performance genre and industry.
Panel discussion #2 with dancers in Dance
Theatre of Harlem (DTH) and student journalists from Arts Bureau Edge.
Same discussion topics as #1.
DTH company class and warm-up at Louisville
Ballet School studios in St. Matthews with Louisville Ballet School
director participating in company class.
DTH dancers conduct Movement workshops at Lincoln Elementary and Western Middle School (both Arts magnet schools).
DTH dancers conduct two masterclasses at Youth Performing Arts School.
DTH Open rehearsal attended by Arts Bureau
Edge student journalists and Kentucky Center Members, with remarks by
DTH artistic director Virginia Johnson.
Lecture & Demonstration public school matinee in Whitney Hall for audience of 1700 students and chaperones.
Community Discussion, “From Louisville to
Harlem: Creating Community Through Dance”, pre-show event open to DTH
ticket holders with panel moderated by Elizabeth Kramer, arts
Movement workshop and discussion with DTH
artistic director Virginia Johnson and students representing The
Kentucky Center ArtsReach Our Voices Dance Collective, La’Nita Rocknette
School of Dance, and Louisville Ballet School.
Special thanks to our sponsor Brown-Forman Midnite Ramble for supporting this event and community outreach.