Paradise Valley Community College hosts a performance of Desert Dance Theatre’s story ballet, Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Center for the Performing Arts.
Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman is a beautiful story of a courageous woman’s determination to free her people from slavery through the Underground Railroad. She was one of America’s first liberated women of color, who fought against all odds for the sake of freedom and equality. Our goal in producing this program is to bring light to the incredible accomplishments of Harriet Tubman, the anti-slavery activist. This powerful dance drama features Desert Dance Theatre with Renee Davis as Harriet Tubman, dramatic narration by Renee Morgan Brooks, African drumming and music direction by Step Raptis, accompaniment by String Sounds and traditional spirituals sung by a choral ensemble featuring baritone soloist, Greg Dansby.
The unique blend of this 45-minute multidisciplinary presentation highlights the most important episodes of Harriet Tubman’s life. Sister Moses is a valuable educational tool in bringing this period of history alive. It shares the knowledge and experience of the struggles and accomplishments of Harriet Tubman that will bring a source of inspiration to students and adults alike. The program follows Tubman’s life as a young slave on a Southern Plantation, her attempts to escape slavery, her work on the Underground Railroad, and her contributions to the Abolitionist movement. Slave songs from that period are featured for their significance as a means of passing information among the slaves. Hidden in the lyrics were vital escape details.
Advanced ticket prices are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors/staff; $10 for students and $8 for children.
A $2 fee will be added to all tickets purchased at the door prior to the performance. For additional information about the performance, call the PVCC Box Office at 602.787.7738 or visit www.paradisevalley.edu/cpa
Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship Fundraiser
Silent Auction, reception and concert
WHEN: March 2: Silent Auction at 6:30 p.m.; Concert at 7:30 p.m.
March 3: Silent Auction at 1:00 p.m.; Concert at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Center for the Performing Arts
TICKETS: $20 adults; $15 seniors/staff; $10 students; $8 children
Additional $2 ticket fee added for tickets purchased at the door prior to the performance.
This event has assigned seating. Patrons will pick seats at the time of purchase.
We are excited to announce the 2013 Fine & Performing Arts Scholarship Fundraiser – 1973 Rocks! It’s a trip in the way-back machine to that far out year the Oakland A’s won the World Series, the Miami Dolphins were victorious in SuperBowl VII, Archie Bunker nagged Meathead on All in the Family, and Burger King let you “have it your way.” It was also the year that Elton, Aerosmith, Alice, Stevie, and the Eagles rocked!
1973 Rocks! guests will get their groove on during our silent auction. Then they will be treated to a concert featuring the top rock, soul, and funk songs of 1973, performed by a 14-piece professional band fronted by dynamic vocalists Cornelius Bishop, Dierdre Evans, Summer Mouland and Eric Reyes.
The event supports the Fine & Performing Arts Scholarship fund that benefits students in our award-winning Dance, Music, Performance, Creative Writing, Art, and Theatre Arts programs. This year’s goal is to raise $12,000, that will provide five students with Fine Arts Fellowship Awards to cover their tuition for the 2013 – 2014 academic year.