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The Clark Center 60th Anniversary Tribute: PHILADANCO! The Philadelphia Dance Company / 5Plus Ensemble / Dyane Harvey / Juel D. Lane / Amy Hall Garner Dances / HSA Dance Ensemble
In Association with El Barrio ArtSpace

Thursday, August 15, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Marcus Garvey Park

18 Mt. Morris Park West, New York, NY 10027

In celebration of the Clark Center’s 60th anniversary, the showcase upholds the mission of a space to cultivate emerging artists, with room for dancers and choreographers from every demographic to feel comfortable to create the work they want to make. It has long served as an incubator for young talent and many of the choreographers who worked at the center have gone on to create their own companies. Much of the all-star lineup has been around since the center first opened.  The award winning PHILADANCO! is currently preparing for its 50th Anniversary in 2020 and is now celebrating over 49 years of providing exceptional dance performances and training to dancers and audiences throughout the US and around the world.  5Plus Ensemble features dancers 50 years of age and older, including former Ailey dancer Hope Clarke; Dyane Harvey is a founding member of Forces of Nature Dance Theatre and award recipient, including multiple AUDELCO Awards as well as a recent nomination for Outstanding Revival for “HEX”, by Eleo Pomare at the 2019 Bessie Awards; Juel D. Lane has been a featured choreographer for Ailey II and had work commissioned by the Atlanta Ballet; Amy Hall Garner has choreographed, coached, and worked as a creative consultant on projects such as Law & Order, and Chappelle’s Show, and teaches at New York University’s New Studio on Broadway at Tisch School of the Arts; and The HSA Dance Ensemble features young dancers from the Harlem School of The Arts, and led by former Ailey dancer, Aubrey Lynch.

Watch a Clark Center performance here

+ West African Dance Workshop with Nafisa Sharriff

Thursday, August 15, 7PM
Marcus Garvey Park, MN

Free dance classes are held on stage before dance performances. All are welcome and no RSVP is required.

Food: Chef Isha Wong Catering, and MaahWaahs Catering. Cuisines curated by Bronx Night Market

Community partners: While We Are Still HereHarlem One Stop, Manhattan CCC/ Manhattan Borough President’s Office. Census outreach coordinated by the Association for a Better New York.

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