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

We regret to announce that Judith Jamison is unable to join us for Wednesday, December 6 Symposium. We are fortunate that a longtime member of the Ailey organization, Sylvia Waters, will join us in her stead.

     


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

 
 
   
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