Coming December 2018:
BLACK NATIVITY: BLACK LIBERATION
Directed by Daniele Martin (ACA Resident Artist / Community Outreach Director); Choreographed by Michael Hayes (Urban Arts Institute), Musical Direction Jonathan Santos (Click, Clack, Moo)
produced by the Southside Arts & Agricultural Center, a community collaborative based at the Edington Center, with consulting support from Asheville Creative Arts.
Set in current day Asheville, this immersive theatrical event features Mary, Joseph, 3 wise-women, 4 shepherds, and a crew of townspeople, on the eve of the birth of Jesus. A traditional story told using music, movement and performance set against a contemporary backdrop, this reimagining will delve into housing insecurity, gentrification, racism, social mobility, and other topical and urgent issues facing many communities in Asheville, to create a world premiere that ultimately delivers a message of hope and liberation.
...stay tuned for more information!
Past Special Events:
Sunday May 7, 2017 from 3-4pm at Burton Street Community Peace Gardens (47 Bryant Street)
Sunday, May 14 at 1:30 ACA was part of the 44th LEAF Festival with a concert version of the songs of BUGS! presented on the Family Stage featuring large scale puppets.
Held on the grounds of the former Black Mountain College, LEAF Festival allows audiences and artists alike to experience the power music, art and culture have to transform lives, strengthen community, and foster unity.