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Published: Published: January 28th, 2019

Student Tickets Available for Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman

Central High School Black Students’ Union presents Desert Dance Theatre’s “Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman,” an inspirational story that highlights the incredible accomplishments of Harriet Tubman and her work on the Underground Railroad. This production tells the story about this significant era in American History through music, dance and drama with a cast of over 40 performers.

A school field-trip opportunity is being offered on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 10:00am; and one evening public performance on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 7:00pm at Central High School Auditorium, 4525 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012.

The cast will be made up of Desert Dance Theatre’s professional cast of dancers, singers, string musicians, percussionist and narrator, plus student dance and music performers from Central High School and neighboring elementary schools as well as  community talent of all ages. The school matinee performances are approximately 45 minutes in length and by reservation only. The school field-trip performance of Sister Moses are open to all schools throughout the Phoenix area and other surrounding areas. Admission to the school matinees is $5, and must be arranged by prepaid reservations only. Downloadable reservation forms are available at http://desertdancetheatre.org/sister-moses/ or contact Sherrilyn Parham at 602-764-7500 (X47746) or [email protected].

The Sister Moses Residency and Performances are supported by the Central High School Black Students’ Union and the Arizona Commission on the Arts which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts, and private contributors.

Desert Dance Theatre is a contemporary dance company known for its diverse modern dance repertory, interdisciplinary collaborations, and major thematic productions which address important historical as well as current issues. Don’t miss this exciting performance of music, dance and drama!

For more information, call 480-962-4584 or go to www.DesertDanceTheatre.org or http://desertdancetheatre.org/sister-moses/.

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Published: Published: December 27th, 2018

Desert Dance Theatre presents “Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman”

“Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman” is a beautiful story of a courageous woman’s determination to free her people from slavery through the Underground Railroad. She was one of America’s first liberated women of color, who fought against all odds for the sake of freedom and equality. This production brings light to the incredible accomplishments of Harriet Tubman, the anti-slavery activist. This powerful dance drama features Desert Dance Theatre with Renee Davis as Harriet Tubman, dramatic narration by Renee Morgan Brooks, African drumming and music direction by Step Raptis, accompaniment by a string quartet and traditional spirituals sung by a choral ensemble featuring baritone soloist, Greg Dansby. The unique blend of this 45-minute multidisciplinary presentation highlights the most important episodes of Harriet Tubman’s life.

A valuable educational tool in bringing this period of American History alive. It shares the knowledge and experience of the struggles and accomplishments of Harriet Tubman that will bring a source of inspiration to students and adults alike. The program follows Tubman’s life as a young slave on a Southern Plantation, her attempts to escape slavery, her work on the Underground Railroad, and her contributions to the Abolitionist movement. Slave songs from that period are featured for their significance as a means of passing information among the slaves. Hidden in the lyrics were vital escape details.

 

For more information, contact Desert Dance Theatre at 480-962-4584 or visit our website

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