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Dillard Schools for The Arts Presents Emancipation Blues an American Blues Story

Updated: Apr 26, 2023



The renowned Dillard High School for the Performing Arts presents Emancipation Blues, an American Blues journey through Black history. Presented as a riveting performing arts experience for the community to learn and celebrate the trials and triumphs of America's journey to freedom, this special Black History Month production will also feature the DCA Jazz Ensemble and is directed and choreographed by T.M. Pride.


Fri February 17 - 7PM / Sat February 18 - 7PM DCA Main Stage Theatre

2501 NW 11th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311


“Attendees are invited to watch, listen, and learn as the sounds of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald underscore the African American pursuit of liberty and justice. From the early movements of history all the way to BLM, we dance, tap, and swing our way through history highlighting familiar stories with poetry and the blues. This American Blues story is a show for everyone by everyone”, Israel Charles, Artistic Director.



About Dillard Center for the Arts Dance Department


The dance program at Dillard Center for The Arts provides excellent dance training in a creative art setting and offers students a broad range of experiences. All aspects of dance (technique, performance, choreography, history, and production) are experienced in their beautiful, modern facilities. Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to engage in a variety of dance-related activities including masterclasses, post-performance discussions, and professional dance concerts. All students are taught by full-time and visiting part-time specialists in dance.


By ML Staff. Images Courtesy of Dillard Center for The Arts

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