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125th & FREEdom

June 08, 2019 through June 29, 2019

Saturdays, 1:00-6:00pm.

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre

New York

All Ages


Event description:

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) closes out its golden anniversary season with the world premiere of "125th & FREEdom," a five-hour public performance dance project by Ebony Noelle Golden this June. Written, choreographed and directed by Golden, the piece will make Harlem's iconic 125th Street its stage as it explores the question: "If Harriet Tubman were alive today, how would she free Black people?" Composed of 16 movements and featuring a New Orleans-style brass band, the choreopoetic performance will take place at 11 sites as pop-up installations across the corridor of 125th Street from the East River to the Hudson River each Saturday in June, beginning on June 8. "125th& FREEdom" sees a victorious, but battle-weary tribe of nomads led by Tubman's descendent on an epic journey to a land of promised liberation. Fusing song and poetry with choreography based on historic and current Black social dances, the piece will be an immersive, participatory cultural experience that is equal parts ritual performance, processional and protest.

Address: Various locations, see website for details
New York, NY 10035
Phone: (212)722-3800