Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center (THPAC) in association with LIU Brooklyn’s Kumble Theater present the annual “Souls of Our Feet: People of Color Dance Festival,” June 17 at 7:00 p.m. and June 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m.
A mainstay on the New York dance landscape, the festival continues to provide a platform for dancers of color. LIU Brooklyn has served as the festival’s home since 1992.
The highlight of the 37th season is the revival of “Tilt,” by renowned Tony and Emmy Award-winning choreographer and director George Faison. Originally choreographed for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1975, “Tilt” foreshadowed the end of pinball machines and the coming age of video games. The work is set to the music of Labelle and Ashford & Simpson.
The festival opens June 17, with “Tilt” and new works from dance powerhouse Sidra Bell and the Philadelphia-based, Dance 4 Nia.
On June 19, a special evening entitled, “Dance Sons of Brooklyn,” includes works from Germaul Barnes, Malcolm Low and Jamal Jackson.
The season closes with presentations from choreographer and former Hamburg Ballet principal dancer Francesca Harper, the New York-based company DANCE IQUAIL and Faison’s “Tilt.”
Kumble Theater is located on Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street.
For more information about the festival, visit www.thelmahill.com.