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A Night of Artistic Renewal: Representation Equals Power

Apr 28, 2024 Booth Playhouse

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On Sunday April 28, 2024, immerse yourself in the transformative power of creativity at "A Night of Artistic Renewal: Representation Equals Power." This exceptional event is produced and curated by Author Dionne D. Hunter and will be hosted by the always vivacious Laheelah Hunter. Paying homage to Black History, the evening showcases a diverse array of mesmerizing talent in spoken word, dance, song, and visual artistry.


Prepare to be profoundly inspired as Emmy award winner Boris "Bluz" Rogers, Charlotte’s Inaugural Poet Laureate Junious "Jay" Ward, Aggie Poet Laureate Essence Connor-Barringer, the former Head of Poetry at the Raleigh Film Festival D.S. Will, and the award-winning poet Linda Orji grace the stage with soul-stirring spoken word performances. Adding to the captivating experience, Author Dionne D Hunter will imprint an indelible mark on your heart and soul with a powerful excerpt from her short story “I am a Dahomey Warrior!” 


The artistry doesn’t end there; prepare to witness an awe-inspiring fusion of dance styles as Moving Spirits Inc., a remarkable dance company, blends modern, ballet, and African diaspora dance forms into breathtaking performances. Then marvel at the elegant Urban Ballroom choreography by Robert Wilson of Dancing with Champagne.


Let the profound messages within the music of multi-talented artists Mason Parker and Tawanna Hughes touch your soul as they serenade you. Get swept away by the extraordinary talents of the melodious saxophonist Spunk Adams, while being simultaneously captivated by the visual artwork of Aisha Thomas. Throughout this enchanting experience DJ Ron Styles will ensure that the energy never waivers.


“A Night of Artistic Renewal" is more than just a show; it's a celebration of cultural appreciation and a testament to the profound impact of artistic expression. This transformative event will ignite your imagination, engage your emotions, and leave you profoundly inspired.


We express our sincere gratitude to the Arts and Science Council for their generous contribution, enabling us to offer tickets to this remarkable event at the accessible price of $15 for adults, while children accompanied by a ticketed adult are granted complimentary admission (please reserve their seats as you purchase yours). We encourage you to secure your tickets promptly, and we recommend arriving early to secure optimal seating, as the doors will open at 4pm. Additionally, we kindly remind you to demonstrate your support for these exceptional artists by considering the purchase of mementos commemorating their splendid performances.

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