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Buy Tickets for SKIN Dance Company "Josephine's Cotton"

  • Sat Jun 22, 2024
  • 7:30pm
  • In-Person Ticket
  • Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 250 95th Street
  • $49

Visiting Presenter / Theater

SKIN Dance Company "Josephine's Cotton"

Description

Travel back in time through song and dance to join Josephine Baker, the first Black American superstar, as she dives deeper into the experiences of her childhood and adult life. What is the Harlem she reimagines?

Through a series of reflections, fierce choreography and elaborate costuming Tina Thompson as Josephine Baker revises and re-imagines a world that could have existed during the Harlem Renaissance featuring icons such as Billie Holiday, Harry Belafonte, Sam Cooke, Eartha Kitt, Carmen Miranda, Paul Robeson, Duke Ellington, Dorothy Dandridge, Donna Summer, Miles Davis, Ben Vereen, Billy Porter and more. This fictional portrayal captures the timeless stories of potent pioneers through dance, humor, drama and song simply called THEATRE! This show encompasses the multi-talented artistry and ingenuity of Harlem in the 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s Cotton Club era and beyond with a multimedia presentation of timeless pioneers! Experience a story of history and revue of the Harlem Renaissance era, REIMAGINED!

Produced, Directed, choreographed and conceptualized by Tina Thompson-Pope

Creative Director/Assistant/Choreographer: Josef Woodson

Theatre

Leonard Nimoy Thalia

Expected Run Time is 120 minutes

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