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Reframing the Narrative Live at the Kennedy Center from June 14-19


WASHINGTON Denise Saunders Thompson, dean of administration of the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts, and Theresa Ruth Howard, founder of Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet, curated a week-long celebration featuring multiple dynamic performances on the Opera House stage.

Through June 14-19, “Reframing the Narrative” brings together Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ballethnic Dance Company, and Collage Dance Collective along with other Black-identifying ballet dancers from across the United States to highlight the artistry and leadership of Black ballet dancers in ballet.

For tickets, visit kennedycenter.org.


About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu.

Media Contact: Aaliyah Butler; aaliyah.butler@howard.edu