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Alonzo King | Jacob’s Pillow | Oakland Ballet | Dance/USA Conference | DTH Book

Exploring Alonzo King LINES Ballet

This Post-Show Talk features the Choreographer, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of LINES Ballet, Alonzo King, in conversation with Scholar-in-Residence, Judy Tyrus.
Photo (above): Jamie Kraus, Courtesy of Jacobs Pillow

Judy Tyrus and Alonzo King:  Dancers Choreography and Legacy

obc legacy project | oakland ballet, graham lustic, artistic director | ronn guidi foundation for dance | powered by chromadiverse

Working Together to Build a Living Archive

Chromadiverse is building a foundational database for the OBC Legacy Project. A BIG thanks to Gianna Davy for coming to ChromaDiverse headquarters and digging right in!

Kudos to Julie Lowe, Gianna Davy, Judy Sandweiss, Dianne King, Lisa Gerould, Deborah Pitts, and Ron Thiele for their help in initiating the Oakland Ballet Legacy Project fundraising committee. They’ll be tipping their hat in your direction beginning November 1st. Stay Tuned…

Four ways we need YOU—

  • Share this newsletter with friends and family  
  • Join the Fundraising Committee
  • Volunteer your time
  • Support this work with a donation

To learn more go to: www.OBCLegacy.org

So now, please grande jete to your checkbook!


ChromaDiverse Attends the Dance/USA Conference

The 2022 Dance/USA Denver Conference provided the opportunity to meet with leaders from preeminent dance organizations, and engage on important topics concerning archives, preservation, and legacy.

Judy Tyrus with Waverly Lucas, Founder/Artistic Director of Ballethnic
Judy Tyrus with Anne Huang, Board Chair, Dance/USA
The Dance/USA Fellows presentation

Celebrating the Book’s One Year Anniversary

Eight years ago, when Paul Novosel and I set out to document the history of Dance Theatre of Harlem, little did we know that it would be the impetus for starting ChromaDiverse. 

One year after the book’s release, we are now incredibly thankful for its reception. We are honored by wonderful reviews and the nomination for the NAACP Image Award in the category of Non-fiction. 

The book was just the beginning. 

Through ChromaDiverse, we continue to safeguard Dance Theatre of Harlem’s legacy by leveraging the book’s content. We offer online databases that include DTH dancers and ballets.   

As ChromaDiverse’s first legacy project, we enjoy being asked to discuss the importance and value of creating a living archive. Technology enables us to do more than ever before. We’ve made it our mission to preserve, protect and present—not just for the past, but for the future.

Sincerely,
Judy Tyrus, Founder/CEO ChromaDiverse

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