Brooklyn Performance Series Examines Black Composers’ Effect on Film

Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn performing onstage at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts in May 2015. Photo via 651 Arts

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    Breathe some life into the doldrums of March with Brooklyn-based organization 651 Arts’ “Classically Black” performance series. The series of events explores black culture via an array of artistic genres, including dance, music and poetry.

    The group, a Brooklyn-based international leader in producing performances based on the African diaspora, will start its 28th season with four presentations (three of them in Brooklyn).

    The series begins its run on Saturday, March 5 with “Tapestries,” a selection of work performed by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, a group known for telling stories through dance. On Tuesday, March 8, award-winning pianist and composer Kris Bowers will present an evening of reflection regarding black composers’ impact on film.

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    Lakou Mizik. Photo via 651 Arts

    Both events will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at 1 University Plaza, with tickets priced at $25.

    The last Brooklyn show takes place at on May 6, when Haitian supergroup Lakou Mizik will bring a musical performance to BRIC House Ballroom at 647 Fulton Street. The event starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20 in advance, $23 at the door.

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