Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage’s SummerStage Anywhere digital series will honor the 155th Anniversary of Juneteenth, the national commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, with a free digital day of dance this Friday, June 19.
Tribute performances will be presented on SummerStage’s Instagram channel throughout the day starting at 12:00PM EST, including an excerpt from RudduR Dance’s ballet, “WITNESS.” The day will culminate on SummerStage’s YouTube channel at 7:00PM EST with panel discussion, Reflecting the Times, led by Hope Boykin of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, followed by a tribute performance of “HANGING TREE,” featuring Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet Dance Theatre, vocalist Marcelle Davies-Lashley, and poet Carl Hancock Rux. This Juneteenth program was originally programmed as a show for the 2020 SummerStage in-person season schedule and made the transition online.
SummerStage Anywhere is a one-of-a-kind digital series presenting artists throughout June and July. The series will highlight New York genres that reflect and represent SummerStage — hip hop, salsa, jazz, global, indie, contemporary dance. We’re excited to bring interviews with and performances by iconic artists, neighborhood arts tours, unique arts engagement opportunities for kids, and more.
Check out new digital episodes every week at SummerStageAnywhere.org