Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble

On Saturday, January 14, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and work will be honored in a moving dance tribute and annual performance presented by Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s Center for Arts & Culture at LIU’s Kumble Theatre.

Under the artistic leadership of internationally renowned choreographers and dancers – Ronald K. Brown and Arcell Cabuag, the Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble (RDYE) will perform “Garment of Destiny.”

The stunning signature performances will offer a new generation of young dancers the opportunity to preserve the rich heritage of African-American history while building on that legacy in the future. The company will also dance alongside professional guest artists from Brown’s own EVIDENCE, A Dance Company with solos performed by some of the talented RDYE students.   

“At this time of extraordinary transition and uncertainty in our country, we deepen our commitment to the next generation of artists with work such as this,” says Dr. Indira Etwaroo, executive director of The Center for Arts & Culture at Restoration. “We know that the voices of our young people are critical in ensuring that the ‘dream’ that Dr. King spoke about continues to move towards becoming a reality.”

The evening begins at 6:00pm with a pre-show conversation led by Brooklyn’s own Civil Rights Scholar Dr. Clarence Taylor, and moderated by Dr. Etwaroo.

In addition to Brown and Cabuag, veteran choreographers Nathan Trice, Alia Kache, Karen Thornton and Shayla Caldwell will contribute performances and artistic direction. 

Garment of Destiny, the performance, beings at 7:00pm. The Kumble Theatre is located at 1 University Place in Fort Greene. Tickets are $15 and $20. To purchase tickets, go here.

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