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I Dream a Dream: A Juneteenth Celebration
June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sunday, June 19 at 7:00 pm
Curated and directed by Carl Hancock Rux, I Dream a Dream is a commemoration of the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth, unfolding across Lincoln Center. The evening begins with a musical introduction featuring vocalists Nona Hendryx with Étienne Lashley and The Collective, performing a song by Gordon Chambers commissioned for this event, alongside original songs by Vernon Reid and Hendryx with lyrics by Lynn Nottage and costumes by Dianne Smith. We continue with a deconstructed National Anthem, remixing Francis Scott Key and James Weldon Johnson, as sung by actress Patrice Johnson Chevannes. The evening culminates with a concert by Grammy winner, Cedric Burnside, and concludes with a Silent Disco Dance Party from DJ Belinda Becker, honoring contributions of Black Americans to modern music.
This event is part of a free event series curated by Carl Hancock Rux in commemoration of Juneteenth, in collaboration with Harlem Stage and Park Avenue Armory. On June 16, Rux in conversation with Charles M. Blow leads an in-depth discussion on some of the myths of the Emancipation Proclamation and the truth of modern-day slavery, held at Harlem Stage. On June 19, Park Avenue Armory presents a newly commissioned art installation drawn from his play Talk. More information on all three events can be found at CarlHancockRux.com/Juneteenth.