The Moving Story of African-American Dance
February 29th, 2024
The Gem Theater – 1615 E 18th Street
Free Public Performance general seating first come first served (doors open 6:30 PM)
Setting the Stage is a unique multi-media program that combines live dance performances with pictures, and narration starting with the Middle Passage and Continuing through present day. Created, directed, and choreographed by KCFAA’s Chief Artistic Officer Tyrone Aiken, Setting the Stage is an exciting visual journey through African American dance history. Setting the Stage is performed by talented local and national artists and provides insights into the history and legacies of African American pioneers in minstrels, jazz dance, ballet, Afro-Caribbean and Modern – including Katherine Dunham and Alvin Ailey.
“Trying To Get There” Choreographer Tyrone Aiken, Dancers Cast: 2020– Photo, Mike Strong
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey is celebrating Black History with a limited number of Setting the Stage performances at schools. Contact email@example.com or call (816) 471-6003 ext. 0 to schedule a performance.
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