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The BOW'T Trail Young Leaders Commemorative Performance featuring Booker High School Dance Students

When:
January 24th
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Time:
12:30pm
Past Event
Free Event
Contact:
Where:
Museum of Art Courttyard

 

Join Booker High School Dance Students in the Museum of Art Courtyard as they highlight Sarasota’s Black History and celebrate community. In this special performance, students retrace their journey with Canadian artist, choreographer, and dancer Rhodnie Désir via dance.

Sent on a quest to form an artistic creation and interpretation of their experience, this commemorative performance celebrates the students’ process of delving into Sarasota's local black history, including learning about the freedom-seeking people of the Angola Community and much more.

After researching, meeting, and interviewing local "memory keepers" these students are now transmitting the oral history and research they encountered through their dance.

Join us for this special performance as they share these stories through movement adjacent to the exhibition Conversations by artist Rhodnie Desir and the Community Gallery featuring a display about the archeological journey of the Angola Community excavations along the Manatee River.  

Booker High School Dance:
Courtney Smith, Dance Teacher
Emily (Sage) Aldridge
Mia Bussell
Sydney Dickson-Bain
Maya Espinosa
Ezra Heenehan
Coral Herpai
Savannah Ivery
Kyleigh (Ollie) Jones
Maddie Wilkins
Kelsey Berroyer
Aiden Bjorklund
Tydericka Bulls
Chrishawn Clemons
Neveah Colston
Leanna Cruz
Yaretcy Enriquez-Alfaro
Christian Hall
Sophia Karp
Hannah Keen
Em Ortiz
Hannah Paul
Lilia Pearson
Luciana Pereira
Andrea Ramirez-Garcia
Grex Rohena
Juliana Silver
Azariah (AJ) Summers
Kaylyla (Lyla) Andrews
Maija Boelkins
Cynaya Hogan
Jessie Johnston
Leslie Rios-Oviedo
Jaylee Carpenter
Megan Keim
Millie Menke
Devon Saxman
Lilu Trueschel

Special Thanks to artist Rhodnie Désir, Courtney Smith, Dr. Rachel Shelley, Professor Uzi Baram, Chandra Carty, Travis Ray, April Glasco, Vickie Oldham, and Sheila Sanders the “Memory Keepers” who shared their stories and histories with these students.

Rhodnie Désir: Conversations will be on view in the Monda Gallery until April 3.

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues

Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax.

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