Solange Knowles’ 2016 album A Seat at the Table might be best described as “modern vintage,” a celebration of of unapologetic blackness, and a call to be bold, assertive and creative. Named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 50 best albums of the year, it resonated deeply with Millennial and Gen-X listeners, many of whom declared it an instant classic.
So as the team at The Honors Program, which is working with NJPAC to bring more local Millennials and Gen-Xers into the fold for the venue’s events, considered ways to introduce those generations to the Carolyn Dorfman Dance company and tease the Dance Theater of Harlem’s January 14th performance in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, deploying A Seat at the Table as an ambassador made plenty of sense.
Carolyn Dorfman Dance will perform to selections from the album at Nico Kitchen + Bar, which is attached to NJPAC, this Saturday, January 7th at 9 p.m. Their performance will be followed by a set with DJ Esoteric Blackness. The New Jersey-based contemporary dance company has been performing for 30 years, and already has two performances at NJPAC scheduled for 2017.
Tickets to the event are free with an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include complimentary drink specials.
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