Sunday, February 12, 2017


By Ernest & Gregory Disney-Britton
"The Creation" (1935) by Aaron Douglas. Oil on Masonite, 48 x 36 in. (Onloan from from the Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)
Graphically powerful depictions of African-American faith resonated with us this month. The most recent event was (Aretha) "Franklin," a world premiere dance choreographed by Nicholas A. Owens as part of the Dance Kaleidoscope's "Diva's" concert in Indianapolis. The first however was "The Creation" (1935) by Aaron Douglas at Washington, D.C.'s National Museum of African American History & Culture. Located on the top floor of the museum, the modernist landscape depicts the first man witnessing the creation of life at the hand of God. Tickets for today's final dance concert can be purchased online, and passes to the museum are free online!

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February 9-12, 2017
Costumes by Guy Clark
Choreographer Nick Owen | "Franklin" (World Premiere). Owens will be choreographing and performing again in Indianapolis on February 18 at the Artsgarden for the 21st annual Art & Soul celebration sponsored by the Arts Council of Indianapolis.