Juneteenth is an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States and has been celebrated by African-Americans since the late 1800s; it describes the national history and timeline of a period of Enslavement that lead up to the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 13th Amendment and ending the Civil War.
Join Barbea Williams, faculty at the University of Arizona School of Dance and award-winning performer, for a unique and inspiring presentation to mark this special day.
This presentation will explore the foundation of Juneteenth in Tucson, Arizona and its history and celebration using art and culture as a learning tool, touching on our mental, emotional and physical state as we seek understanding of the past to combat current situations that parallel our existence.
Please prepare your space for movement.
This award-winning performer is dedicated to sharing ethnic dance, theatre and visual cultural traditions that derive from Afrika and the Afrikan Diaspora, as an arts educator, performing and visual artist. Currently, Ms. Williams is the artistic director of Barbea Williams Performing Company--BWPC, in her 21st year as faculty in the School of Dance at the University of Arizona; she also serves as the managing director for the BWPC Dance and Art Academy. This company offers various classes, workshops and residences specializing in Afrikan and Afrikan Latino cultural expressions. Utilizing dance, choreography, choreo-poetry, cultural folklore, spoken word, story dance to educate and bring attention to past and current events with an emphasis on social justice issues. Our performances seek to transfer audiences to another world rekindling spirits of missed opportunities.
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