For over 60 years, the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts has been hosting a rotation of diverse performing arts and arts education programs which reflect the diversity of the borough. Additionally, these events are offered at affordable prices. This institution has worked to introduce the community’s young people to the performance art, encourage them to be more creative, and educate them on different cultures and schools of thought. Our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers love going to events here, as it’s a great way to support the local arts community and emerging artists. Some noteworthy upcoming events here include:
11th Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration
On April 21, the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts is hosting their 11th annual Earth Day celebration. This event is hosted in partnership with Weeksville Heritage Center and will take place on the two-acre national landmark Weeksville Heritage Center campus in Crown Heights. This event’s purpose is to educate families on how they can do more to care for the planet and build a more sustainable future. And the best part – this event is completely free!
Activities featured during this event will include:
- Interactive family activities
- Experiential learning games
- Culinary demonstrations
- Live performances
Step is a form of dance which originated in African-American fraternities and sororities. This style is characterized by complex and synchronized stomp patterns, kicks, claps, and call-and-response. Step Afrika! is a company that has brought this unique choreography to the national stage and is the first professional company to do so. In this extremely electric and entertaining performance, the dancers use their bodies as musical instruments and combine stepping with traditional dances from Africa and other parts of the world.
This is the third season that Step Afrika! will be hosted at the Brooklyn Center for the Performance Arts after it was a huge success in both the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. In the 2018 residency, the performance will feature an excerpt from The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence. This tells the story of African-Americans migrating from the South to the North in the early 20th Century.
La Folie by Heloise Wilson
Running from April 27 through May 2nd, La Folie is a play by Heloise Wilson. It tells the true story of seventeen slums in a city called Nanterre, a city just six miles outside of Paris where 10,000 people from Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Spain, and Portugal lived without electricity, heat, and water in a space of less than one square mile. The play uses personal interviews and heartbreaking scenes of daily life to show their struggles, and forces the audience to question what more our generation can do to help people in need.