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Behind the Scenes: Dance Activities

By Sharman Spieser

Camille A. Brown & Dancers performed Black Girl – Linguistic Play on February 13, 2016, and the dancers also participated in various community activities including a free Breakfast Download post-performance discussion and all-levels You Can Dance workshop. UMS also hosted a panel celebrating 25 years of the Dance Series at UMS.

What some of the participants thought about their experiences:

Photo moments from the weekend:scenes from dance activities

Quotes from the weekend:

“I saw myself in this play. The way the dancers expressed themselves in each scene seemed like flashes of my own life.”
-Christina DeBlanchi, Black Girl: Linguistic Play audience member

“Being in college means I have to be an adult who is focused on reading and writing. It was really fun to see something equally, or even more important, happening on stage. It brought me joy. And these experiences give me the opportunity to learn more by exploring my self, instead of reading about others.”
-Alexis Lesperance, U-M Residential College student

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sharman Spieser is a UMS consultant who enjoys using her experience as an adult education administrator and race dialogue facilitator in support of making the arts accessible to everyone. A quote from Alice Walker expresses her intention: “To be active in the cause of the people and of the earth is to be alive.”

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