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WETA Arts: September 2020


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WETA TV 26 series WETA Arts, hosted by WETA Around Town’s Robert Aubry Davis, spotlights visual and performing arts in Greater Washington and celebrates the diverse cultural heritage of the nation’s capital. The half-hour magazine-style production presents a variety of stories, profiles and critic discussions, while introducing emerging and established artists alike. In this month’s episode of WETA Arts: Dance Place adapts to pandemic challenges and presents TIDES, a new dance by Project ChArma that explores themes of ancestry and trauma in the African diaspora; Ford’s Theatre’s education director Sarah Jencks discusses Ford’s new slate of digital programming, featuring a virtual performance of “Fugue for Tin Horns” from Guys and Dolls; filmmaker Cintia Cabib showcases two little-known DC-native Black women artists in her documentary Kindred Spirits: Artists Hilda Wilkinson Brown and Lilian Thomas Burwell; and local singer Sylver Logan Sharp spreads positive energy with her online series Feel Better Friday


WETA Arts September 2020

Dance Place

Dance Place

Take a lesson: Dance Place holds virtual classes Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, featuring lessons in African dance, Cuban dance, hip-hop, and more. All classes take place over Zoom, and you can sign up on their website.

For the Family: Also available on the Dance Place website is a series of virtual dance classes for kids, with different lessons for all age groups. →

Ford’s Theatre

Ford’s Theatre

A Look into the Past: You can hear the story of Lincoln’s assassination, learn about the Civil War in Washington DC, and discover the storied history of Ford’s Theatre through Ford’s expanded Digital Learning programs. Resources include up-close artifact explorations, eyewitness accounts, virtual tours, and more! 

Distance Learning: Apart from the wealth of online resources, anyone can sign up for weekly online discussions and virtual field trips hosted over videoconference. 

Oratory Project: To keep Lincoln’s words alive, Ford’s Theatre is offering an opportunity for students to learn, analyze, and perform Lincoln’s speeches through their online Oratory Project! The application for the 2020-21 school year is open; in the meantime, check out their YouTube channel for past performances. →

Cintia Cabib

Cintia Cabib

Learn More: For more information about filmmaker Cintia Cabib and her documentary projects, visit her website. For more information about Kindred Spirits: Artists Hilda Wilkinson Brown and Lilian Thomas Burwell, further background on the featured artists, and information on screenings of the film, check out the Kindred Spirits website. →

Sylver Logan Sharp

Sylver Logan

Learn More: Visit Sylver Logan Sharp’s website for links to her singles, information on events, photos, music videos, and all things Sylver. 

Feel Better Fridays: Check out all past live-streamed performances and get alerted to new episodes over on the Feel Better Friday Facebook page. →

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