Words Meet Movement in Moving Verse

 “Moving Verse” presents dance choreography inspired by poetic words and expressions, a collaboration between poetry & dance. A project supporting the Building Equity Initiative for BIIPOC (Black, Immigrant, Indigenous, People of Color) Artists, sponsored by a grant from New York Community Trust, presented by Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning.

When: Saturday, July 9 at 7:30 PM; Duration: Approx. 45 mins. + Talk-Back.

Where: Black Box Theater at Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, NY 11432

Admission: Free for in-person & Virtual (YouTube live stream) – https://youtu.be/qnEpqBvhezo

Registration Required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moving-verse-a-performance-collaboration-between-tickets-357407484407

“Moving Verse” will feature FOUR dance vignettes choreographed in collaboration with poets/spoken word artists.

Featuring Choreographers:

* Jen Roit & Ernesto Mancebo

* Katharine Pettit

* Katie Oliver

* Paige “Queen TuT” Stewart

Featuring Poets/Spoken Word Artists:

* Albert Andrew Garcia

* Robert Anthony Gibbons

* Sherese Francis

* The Verbal Artisan

About the curator:

Sangeeta Yesley is an independent producer of arts and entertainment events with a background in dance. She loves producing hybrid shows exploring relationships between dance and other art forms. She is the Director of Creative Performances. Her projects include – StylePointe Fashion Show, NYC Drawing the Dance Workshop and Dixon Connect Networking event with Max4 performance segment. She is a dance curator in Dixon Place, NYC, curating “Fast Forward,” “8 in Show” and 30-30-30, an End of Year Dance Benefit and a New dance festival titled “Dance Bloc NYC.” She serves on The Bessies selection committee since 2019. Sangeeta strives to create a platform for early career artists providing support to their creative career. creativeperformances.com

About JCAL:

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL), founded in 1972, is a multidisciplinary arts center based in the diverse community of Southeast Queens. Our mission is devoted to offering quality visual, performing, and literary arts, and to providing accessible education programs to encourage participation in the arts. Operating hours: Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm; closed Sundays and major holidays. For additional information, call JCAL at 718-658-7400 or visit JCAL.org.

COVID-19 Guidelines: Patrons are required to wear a mask in the theatre.

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Olympic Movement mourns the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

IOC President Thomas Bach said: “I got to know Desmond Tutu in 1996 as a passionate lover of the Olympic Games and sport. He always emphasised the power of sport to bring people together. In all the meetings I had with him, he always appreciated the great contribution of the Olympic Games to peace and understanding. It was his fervent wish that he could see the Olympic Games being celebrated in his beloved South Africa.”

Tutu was one of the leaders of the candidature of Cape Town for the 2004 Olympic Games. He attended numerous editions of the Olympic Games and, as a lover of sport, many sports events in South Africa and across the world. In 2002, he represented the African continent as one of the bearers of the Olympic flag in the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002. He also took part in the flame-lighting ceremony for the Olympic Games Athens 2004 in Ancient Olympia.

Bach added: “Desmond Tutu was a firm believer in the Olympic values and a man full of humanity and humility, and had a wonderful sense of humour, which made every conversation with him not only inspiring, but also pleasant and unforgettable.”

The IOC and the entire Olympic Movement will always honour his memory. Our thoughts are with his wife, his family and his many friends around the globe.