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Saratoga Community Members Speak About Achievements of Black Artists

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National Museum of Dance’s Black History Month Celebration features members of the Saratoga community speaking on how the struggle to achieve human rights, equality, and dignity is expressed in the works of literature, music, dance, and the visual arts.

The free event will be held February 26 from 2 to 4pm. Special guests include:

  • Mary Nell Morgan, Ph.D., SUNY Empire State College associate professor of political science
  • Garland Nelson, lead vocalist of Soul Session and musical director of Quiet Storm Gospel Choir
  • Daesha Devón Harris, local artist/photographer (whose works are on display at the museum)
  • Glen Conner, executive director of the Eleo Pomare Dance Company. (The exhibit Eleo Pomare: The Man, The Artist, The Maker of Artists, about the Colombian-American choreographer, dancer, and teacher, is now on display at the museum.)
  • Dyane Harvey, former Eleo Pomare Dance Company member and current assistant to the director of Forces in Nature Dance Theatre

    Dyane Harvey in Eleo Pomare’s Roots, 1972 (Photo by David A. Fullard)

The National Museum of Dance is located at 99 South Broadway in Saratoga Springs, New York. For more information, visit www.dancemuseum.org.

 

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