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Creative Alliance | Dance Performance

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Learning to Live Fully: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

This monthly program will be sharing ways to meet the challenges of daily life by staying connected to our choices without reacting to people and situations. This is an opportunity to discover well-being within your body and mind regardless of your situation. On alternating months, the program will be done in Spanish.

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Belly Dance with Naimah Dances

Learn classic and modern Middle Eastern style belly dance. Both a social dance and a form of entertainment, belly dance is a great way to meet amazing people and learn about Egyptian history and culture. Pick up the foundational moves and vocabulary of belly dance, while learning about ethics, etiquette, music, and the history of belly dance. Be ready to MOVE! We'll explore isolations, spatial awareness, strength, flexibility, and some use of props. All experience levels welcome!

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Community Yoga w/ Free Baltimore Yoga

Free Baltimore Yoga is a safe space grounded in community movement. Our sessions aim to be accessible trauma-informed, nervous- system -focused, and breath- centered. Class from May through October will take place outside in Patterson Park! All ages!

Magical Animal Menagerie!

Fabricate Fantastical Fiber Fauna! Create an enchanted zoo with simple toy animals, beautiful fabrics and the limitless bounds of your imagination. Choose your favorite animal and let Menagerie Mistress Jude Asher get you started. Note: This class requires a certain amount of comfort with needle and thread.

Noche Bohemia

Join us in The Marquee Lounge for the first edition of Noche Bohemia, an evening of food, drink, music, and dance!  Noche Bohemia will be a night to highlight local Latin talent in a variety of forms!

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DRAW in BREATH & SOUND

Dive into an immersive experience via grounding the body through art, sound, meditation, and more. The flow of this workshop provides focus and calm to the participants, so they walk away with tangible techniques to better their mental health. The program is circular: breath (meditation), mandala-making (art), then group reflection on the process of making the art and its emotional effects. Jeanne Marie will then lead her sound session, and another art-making experience will stem from the effects of the sound on participants, followed by a group discussion and closing breath.

Contact Improvisation: Open Jam

Explore the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation, an open-ended form of dance that embraces the kinesthetic possibilities of bodies moving through contact. Build skills through exploring principles of weight sharing, embodied listening, and collaborative movement. Each session will be organized into two parts. The first half of each session will focus on a particular skill or principle. The second half of the session will move into an open jam (with some guidance), in which participants are able to integrate what they've been learning. All levels of experience are welcome.

Write Here, Write Now w/ Yellow Arrow Publishing

Your story is worth sharing. Because you've learned from it. Because others can relate. Because it's a story only you can tell. In each session of Write Here Write Now, learn a different writing technique to help you turn your truth into a tale. You'll have time to practice on the spot, and the option to receive feedback. Come eager to share your truth.

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Belly Dance with Naimah Dances

Learn classic and modern Middle Eastern style belly dance. Both a social dance and a form of entertainment, belly dance is a great way to meet amazing people and learn about Egyptian history and culture. Pick up the foundational moves and vocabulary of belly dance, while learning about ethics, etiquette, music, and the history of belly dance. Be ready to MOVE! We'll explore isolations, spatial awareness, strength, flexibility, and some use of props. All experience levels welcome!

Intermissions | Pamela Woolford: Antoine and Me

A surreal love story by Pamela Woolford, Antoine and Me is a multimedia project that includes handmade photo albums and the emergence of a new art form, sound-designed photo narrations or SDP narrations. In this first SDP narration series, Woolford models as a character who is in love with the photographer who takes the photographs. For seven photographs from the shoot, Woolford has written and performs, in the voice of the character, descriptions of each photograph in sound-designed audio tracks. She sets her Antoine and Me narrations in an ambiguous time period with elements of the past, an alternate present, or an imagined future, creating a new form of Afrofuturism. She is inspired by photo albums and scrap books created by her paternal grandmother, Gertrude Woolford, which, long after Gertrude Woolford has passed on, serve as a documentation and glimpse into her once life as a spirited, young Black woman in Baltimore a hundred years ago. The two oversized Antoine and Me handmade photo albums contain about 60 photographs from the series, as artwork representing the quotidian beauty of photo albums, including those of our Black ancestors.

American Music: Ellington at 125 Live Album Recording

Be part of history! Tonight's concert will be recorded live for an album release. Join us for an enchanting evening as we pay homage to the unparalleled Duke Ellington, an iconic figure whose musical genius transcended boundaries, leaving an indelible mark on the fabric of modern music. A true pioneer in the realm of jazz, Ellington's compositions surpassed mere entertainment—they emerged as a compelling voice against racial inequality. Through his innovative and emotive arrangements, Ellington not only highlighted the struggles and triumphs of African Americans but also mesmerized diverse audiences with his unique ability to weave intricate stories through sound. His influence reverberates through time, traversing the infectious rhythms of the Harlem Renaissance to the soul-stirring melodies of the Civil Rights era and beyond, encompassing Jazz, swing, fusion, pop, and theatre. In commemoration of his 125th Anniversary, we are honored to be joined by four world-class solo pianists. Baltimore-based Lafayette Gilchrist and Marc Cary, along with Philadelphia-based Orrin Evans and James Hurt, will interpret and expound on Ellington's legacy. Together, they will guide us through the rich tapestry of Ellington's musical journey, bringing to life the enduring power of music to inspire change.

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Community Yoga w/ Free Baltimore Yoga

Free Baltimore Yoga is a safe space grounded in community movement. Our sessions aim to be accessible trauma-informed, nervous- system -focused, and breath- centered. Class from May through October will take place outside in Patterson Park! All ages!

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Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In

Kerplunk! is great for younger kids and families! Join us in the Creativity Center every Saturday to create fun seasonal crafts and art projects based on current exhibitions!

Exhibition | dancing with my shadows: a journey to self discovery

“dancing with my shadows: a journey to self-discovery” is an immersive exhibition exploring the evolution of HOPE, reflecting on my inner journey toward self-discovery. The artwork is a testament to HOPE’s exploration of her inner world, delving into the realms of spirituality, self-love, and healing. These self-portraits capture moments of vulnerability and transformation, reflecting my personal quests to understand and accept my shadows and mental health, seeking inner peace. Self-discovery is an ongoing voyage of the soul. The sensual and evocative pieces and performance invite the audience to celebrate the power of self-expression and spiritual growth, encouraging viewers to contemplate the beauty and sensuality inherent in each of us, fostering a deeper connection to our own bodies and desires. The work in the exhibition also serves as a visual diary, preserving memories, fleeting moments in time, and the songs that regenerate them. "dancing with my shadows: a journey to self-discovery" is an intimate exploration of the profound, the sensual, the healing, and the transformative, all framed within the lens of self-portraiture and captured moments in time.

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