Dr. Glory Van Scott Productions
New York City
For Immediate Release
Contact: Melony McGant (212) 712-6559
Two Spectacular Events In Celebration of The 100th Birthday
of Miss Katherine Dunham” on Sunday, June 21, 2009
10:00am –The Miss Katherine Dunham 100th Birthday Parade will leave from the West Side 79th Street Boat Basin and parade across to West End Avenue,----and up West End Avenue to Symphony Space Theatre (95th & Broadway in NYC).
1:00pm Outside Symphony Space Theatre (95th & Broadway in NYC)
A Short Program with Dance, Drumming & Dignitaries.
100 Doves will be released in Miss Katherine Dunham’s Honor.
7:00 pm Symphony Space Theatre (95th & Broadway in NYC) Generations Meet --- a Performance Celebration of
Miss Katherine Dunham’s 100th Birthday!
Says Dr. Glory Van Scott “On Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 10:00AM we are asking people to Boogie On Down and Yanvalou. That’s the thing that we want you to do. Come watch the Miss Katherine Dunham Birthday Parade with People Dressed in Fabulous Costumes. Feel the Rhythm in your heart and let it move to your feet. Get the Spirit and Dance in the Street!
The Miss Katherine Dunham 100th Birthday Parade will leave from the West Side 79th Street Boat Basin and then travel up West End Avenue to Symphony Space Theatre (95th & Broadway in NYC).
Between 12:00pm and 1:00pm, outside Symphony Space Theatre, drummers, dancers ,and dignitaries will gather for a short program and 100 Doves will be released in Miss Katherine Dunham’s honor.
Also on Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 7pm the public is invited to attend a free performance of “The 100th Birthday Celebration of Miss Katherine Dunham at Symphony Space Theatre.” “Generations meet as eight prominent dance companies, all with a unique connection to Miss Katherine Dunham, come together in dance,” says producer Dr. Glory Van Scott.
Invited guests include original Dunham Dancers, as well as a host of dance celebrities including the Alpha Omega Dance Company, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, the Fred Benjamin Dance Company, the Joan Peters Dance Company, the Katherine Dunham Children’s Dance Workshop, the Louis Johnson Dance Theatre, PHILADANCO and Dr. Glory’s Youth Theatre. It will be a celebration of Miss Dunham’s life through testimony and dance.
Admission is free on a first come, first served basis.
For More Information About This Release Contact:
Melony McGant (212) 712-6559
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
NYC--Miss Katherine Dunham's1 00 Birthday Celebration
Melony McGant, poet, storyteller, humanist and world lover of children lives on HOPE; works to breathe in love, and exhales fear (false expectations appearing real). She says "Perhaps our current challenges are wake-up calls for our collective awakening to truth." And she believes that the truth is, there is no need for our constant bickering, our disdain for eachother, for wars and killing, for world hunger, massive disease, for discrimination, subjugation, or oppression. She maintains that LOVE, even on a rainy day, is the answer to our dreams, our individual quests, and our future collective identity. "If we can learn to value our children, our elders, ourselves, and our Mother Earth=Heart, then surely we have the power to impact society and to create a world filled with JOY."