Genre: Dance Theater

The Freedom Series @ Fusion Lounge @ The Ailey Citigroup TheaterFrancesca presents a one-night-only series of intimate portraits as a live installation at The Ailey Citigroup Theater on April 24. Audience members leave their shoes at the door and enter into a multimedia motion gallery. This special evening is inspired by the life of The Ailey School's former Director, Denise Jefferson (1944-2010). The program features works and and Guests performances by:Tony Award Nominee Desmond RichardsonSidra Bell NY2 Dance's Artistic Director Nejla YatkinHarlem School of the Art's Director of Dance Aubrey LynchElisa Monte and ITE's Tiffany Rea Fisher and Original live music composed and performed by Earl ManeeinIt will also include performances by Eriko Iisaku, Mary Carter, Cornelius Bethea, Jehbreal Jackson and Stephanie Williams, Bradley Shelver with Cornelius Bethea serving as the text and theatrical advisor. The night will include Harper's piece created for Louis Vuitton Reconstruction 3.0 along with a series of works integrating dance, theater, live music and songs rooted in themes of loss, renewal and transformation. After participating in the motion gallery with a live chamber orchestra, the audience members are invited to show off their own dance moves when the gallery space transforms into a dance party @ The Fusion Lounge featuring original music and songs by Harper.Come enjoy a night of art and celebration at The Ailey Citigroup Theater with The Francesca Harper Project! The show begins at 7:30 pm so mark your calendars now. Tickets will be on sale soon. If you can't attend the show or would like to further support Francesca and The Francesca Harper Project please donate online at

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Open:   04/24/13
Close:   04/24/13

04/24/13- 7:30
Theater:   The Ailey Citigroup Theater
Address:   405 W. 55th St
New York, NY 10019
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Cost:$20.00 - $30.00
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