March 28th & 29th marked the 50th anniversary of the premiere concert of SOUNDS IN MOTION. This is the company I founded and directed from 1972 through 1988 followed by numerous projects, initiatives, companies and more, by me and the many individuals who were part of the world of SOUNDS IN MOTION.
The initial concert took place at the Cubiculo Theatre on 51st between 8th and 9th Avenues in New York City. I was 25. Great support for the concert came from Clark Center director, Louise Roberts. I shared the concert with choreographer, Raymond Clay. The dancers that day who became key to the future development of SOUNDS IN MOTION were William (Bill) Donald, Bernadine Jennings and Dorian Williams-Byrd. Also performing with us were five musicians and dancers Paul Gray, Mercy Hinton, Aramide Scmi, and Yolanda Raven.
Thank you to all of the artists, administrators, family members, friends, fellow Harlem arts institutions, scholars, writers, dance/music/theatre circles, presenters, mentors, funding organizations and every one of you who have been and continue to be part of this journey.
With love and gratitude,
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