ABOUT THE SHOW
Let America Be America is a progressive series of shorter, intimate salon performances, hearkening back to the Harlem Renaissance, culminating in an evening-length exploration of what it means and will mean for America to truly be America.
Prophetically, Black poet Langston Hughes’ words written in 1935, still ring true today. Hughes’ words, along with poems from three spoken word artists and an original musical score are part of this exciting new collaborative work that seamlessly combines spoken word and dance.
Let America Be America, inspired by chants of “Make America Great Again”, explores the premise that America has never been great…for all. The piece comprises a series of spoken word/dance vignettes that highlight the joys and challenges of “the America that is” and “the America that could be.” This new work features original music by Queen Drea and poets/spoken word artists – Mary Moore Easter, Theo Langason and Jandeltha Rae.
Let America Be America – ENCORE PERFORMANCE
THURSDAY, November 16 @ 7:30 pm
FRIDAY, November 17 @ 7:30 pm
Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55431
$25 – adults, $18 – youth (12-17)
This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Threads Dance Project is supported through the Comprehensive Organizational Health Initiative (COHI) | Managing Organizational Vitality and Endurance, a program of The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) in partnership with the Nonprofit Finance Fund with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.