REVELATIONS: The Legacies of Alvin Ailey
and Boston’s Elma Lewis

 
  Presents
REVELATIONS: The Legacies of Alvin Ailey and Boston’s Elma Lewis
 
   
   
       
 
   

A free event honoring two major figures in Black dance and arts.

Wednesday, December 6, 7 pm
John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley Street, Boston

In a turbulent 1968, Celebrity Series of Boston took a chance with a one-night engagement of a dynamic African-American dance company. Choreographer Alvin Ailey’s mission to reflect and promote African-American traditions and art-making took hold in Boston that night. Across town that year, Boston arts educator and social activist Elma Lewis founded the National Center of Afro-American Artists to enhance appreciation for black art forms and their practitioners. It remains the largest independent Black cultural arts institution in New England.


Join us for a FREE event celebrating these groundbreaking cultural leaders in a lively discussion with their friends, colleagues, and some of today’s artists inspired by their work.
 
  Moderated by WGBH's
Callie Crossley
     

Join us for a FREE event celebrating these groundbreaking cultural leaders in a lively discussion with their friends, colleagues, and some of today’s artists inspired by their work.
 
 

FEATURING

Artistic Director Emerita for the Ailey Company Judith Jamison

     


E. Barry Gaither
, Director of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists

Shaumba-Yandje Dibinga, Founding Artistic & Executive Director of OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center

JEan Appolon, Director, Jean Appolon Expressions

Betty Hillmon, Director, Boston City-Wide String Orchestra

 
 
   
FREE! Reserve your seat today at CelebritySeries.org  
 
   
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
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