Savannah Black Festival Heritage Dance Kick-off

Photo by Jeff Sabo
Photo by Jeff Sabo
The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) opens the 29th Anual Savannah Black Heritage Festival with a premiere evening performance on Friday, February 2, 7:30 p.m., Johnny Mercer Theater. This performance is free and open to the public, and admission tickets are not required. Seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis. There will be a limited reserved-seat section for military families and seniors; however, these seats will be released 10 minutes prior to curtain call. The following Honorees will be recognized: Thomi Dawson, Mattie Johnson, Barbara Magwood, Ivy Richardson, Julia Sheffield, and Drs. Patricia Harris and Betty Mitchell.

The public is invited to meet with Debbie Blunden-Diggs, artistic director of the DCDC, and members of the dance troupe at a public conversation February 1, 6:30 p.m., to engage in conversation about African/African American tradition and its influence on dance choreography. Meet in the Jordan Bldg., Torian Auditorium at Savannah State University. Additionally, DCDC will hold a community dance workshop and master class Saturday, February 3, begining at 9 a.m. Call 912-358-4309 for location and reservations.

The Savannah Black Heritage Festival is presented by Savannah State University and the City of Savannah.

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