AileyCamp Gives At-Risk Youth a Stage and a Microphone
|Plié or Petit saut?|
These stars take the shape of 100 at-risk middle-schoolers who have spent the past six weeks participating in a free dance camp. There, teachers, including former Alvin Ailey company member Yusha-Marie Sorzano, taught discipline and self-esteem through creative expression and lyrical movement. This Saturday, the program culminates with a professionally choreographed performance of ballet, jazz, modern, and West African dance pieces, interspersed with skits and spoken word.
|Flashdance, what a feeling.|
Executive Vice President of the Adrienne Arsht Center, Scott Shiller, describes it as "one of my favorite parts of the camp experience. ... It really sums up why this is so important to us." He says he feels honored that Miami is one of nine cities hosting the program for the second year in a row.
|Imagine your a tall tree and your branches reach to the sky.|
The AileyCamp performance is this Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Knight Concert Hall (1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami) and is free. Call 305-949-6722 or visit www.arshtcenter.org.