February African Heritage Month Events Announced For BMCC TribecaPAC

FEBRUARY African Heritage Month Events at BMCC TribecaPAC

Scenes Through the Cinema Lens: Now That's Dancing!
Theater 2
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
7:30 pm FREE!
Some of the dance numbers that appeared in films -- including some old films that you may never have seen - must be seen to be believed. We'll see memorable performances by Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis Jr, Dorothy Dandridge and the Nicholas Brothers as well as scenes from the films Idlewild(2006) featuring Outkast, and Hellzapoppin(1941) featuring Whitey's Lindy Hoppers. We will also enjoy the works of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Need we say more? Please join us!

Leighann Lord with Black Women in Comedy
Theater 2
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Smart, sexy, savvy, and funny, Leighann Lord's "heads-up humor" is stand-up comedy at its finest. Leighann has crafted her own unique brand of Thinking Cap Comedy. It's no wonder she received the NYC Black Comedy Award for "The Most Thought Provoking Black Female Comic." Comic." Other comics include Abbi Crutchfield, Rhonda Hansome and Angela Scott.

Dialogues in the Visual Arts
The Hatch-Billops Archives: A Celebration of 30 Years of Documentation
Wednesday, February 9 at 7:30pm
Admission: $5 - Reception follows

Moderator: James V. Hatch
Panelists: Camille Billops, visual artist and filmmaker
Robin Holder, painter, printmaker and public artist
Dorothy Thigpen, Executive Director, 3rd World Newsreel

The Hatch-Billops Collection Inc. began in 1975 while Camille Billops, an artist and filmmaker, and James Hatch, a theater historian, were teaching art and literature at the City College of New York. They realized that very little had been published about Black American art, drama, literature and music and began collecting materials for their students. This has now grown into a major documentation and preservation archive consisting of: an oral history library of interviews with over 340 artists; the annual publication Artists and Influence based on these interviews; a reference library; a biographical data archive; a slide and photography collection, and special collections of African-American art, theater scripts, poems, letters and periodicals.


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