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Choreographed by Sandra Brown, "The Caged Bird Sings" features artist Ariel McCarty in an original ballet work

Featuring Corps de Ballet Artist Ariel McCarty and poetry selections by Maya Angelou, The Caged Bird Sings "is for all of those who feel they don’t have a voice; for those that feel trapped or 'caged' because of the color of their skin," explains choreographer Sandra Brown. For Corps de Ballet Artist Ariel McCarty, this piece empowers her to express and "feel all of the pain that comes with the hardships of our history and just as important, feel the glimmer of hope and need to keep fighting for justice and equality, to keep singing, and to keep dancing."


Stream though March 18

The MOVE/ment (World Premiere 2019) "This is an incredible opportunity to bring together a diversity of dancers, in both culture and genre, to create a work that is reflective of these powerful times in our community and the world. The arts have always been a powerful catalyst for positive social transformation. For me as a choreographer, the challenge has been to awaken my personal memories of the Civil Rights Movement, while finding new ways for the dancers to develop their own voice of change, in recognition of social justice that is yet to come. Upon bringing my Ensemble to Montgomery Alabama to perform in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination, I was inspired by his words “We have no other choice but to keep moving with determination. We’ve gone too far now to turn back. We can change the world with non-violence.” —Cleo Parker Robinson

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