The Kentucky Center's ArtsReach Presents Dance Out Loud Featuring The Black Iris Project

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The Kentucky Center's ArtsReach Presents Dance Out Loud Featuring The Black Iris ProjectThe second annual Dance Out Loud event will feature ballet, contemporary, hip hop, African and lyrical dance performances by dancers ranging from preschoolers to professionals from New York City. Jeremy McQueen's Black Iris Project will present an excerpt from their new ballet "A Mother's Rite" and "Party People."

ArtsReach Dance Ensemble, choreographed by Marcellus Love and Portia White, will also present three new works, one of which blends music, video and dance to grapple with the topic of bullying. Intergenerational D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. Dance Company will open the show with an African piece, and later present a lyrical selection. Genesis Arts from Shawnee Arts & Cultural Center will showcase work by pre-school and elementary students. Adult company Keen Dance Theatre will present contemporary works and this spirited performance will conclude with a hip hop dance by Shively students under the instruction of Safiyyah Rasool.

The mission of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts is to lead and enrich the artistic, educational and economic vitality of the region by providing unparalleled programming and cultural events. The Center serves Kentucky through education and initiatives which expand and diversify audiences while enhancing their understanding, appreciation and support for the arts.

Since 1991, The Kentucky Center's ArtsReach Program has empowered community centers to program the arts, nurtured and developed diverse artists and audiences, engaged youth and created community through the arts. For more information about ArtsReach and other education and community arts programs offered by The Kentucky Center, please visit or find us on Facebook at

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