Monday, February 2, 2015

February is Black Artstory Month in Brooklyn!

Brooklyn's Hammerstep dance troupe
will perform and offer a lecture-demo
as part of the 3rd Annual Black Artstory Month.

It's time again for Black Artstory Month, presented by Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership and featuring a lineup of free programming!

Here are two of the many events offered now through the end of February:

Hammerstep on Myrtle
presented by Irish Arts Center
Saturday, February 7 (3-5pm)
Ingersoll Community Center, 177 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn
In the late nineteenth century, Fort Greene—home to over half of Brooklyn's African American population— also became widely known as ''Young Dublin'' for the large Irish population that settled on what is now Myrtle Avenue. Black Artstory Month explores the intersecting histories of Irish and African American communities in Fort Greene with an unforgettable performance and lecture demonstration by Hammerstep, a Brooklyn-based contemporary dance company whose cutting-edge choreography melds traditional Irish dance, tap, step and hip hop to address contemporary social and political issues.
Click here for complete information and directions.

Remembering Rodeo Caldonia | Lisa Jones + Alva Rogers in conversation with Greg Tate
Pillow Cafe Lounge, 505 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn
Friday, February 20 (6-8pm)
Take an insightful look at women artists of the black Brooklyn renaissance of the 1980s and 1990s, as profiled in Brooklyn Boheme, the recent HBO documentary by Nelson George. Writer Lisa Jones and writer/composer/performer Alva Rogers discuss the black women’s Fort Greene arts collective Rodeo Caldonia in a conversation facilitated by cultural critic Greg Tate.
Click here for complete information and directions.

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