This residency and performance by From the Horse’s Mouth celebrates The Clark Center for the Performing Arts, an organization created by Alvin Ailey in 1959 as a multi-racial, multi-ethnic arts community in New York City. The Clark Center was a special place, open to everyone at a time when that was the exception, providing a diverse array of dancers and choreographers with opportunities to study and hone their craft. Created by Tina Croll and Jamie Cunningham, From the Horse’s Mouth is a celebratory dance/theater production that has received standing ovations and rave reviews for its captivating story-telling and exceptional dancing. This project is dedicated to Thelma Hill, an inspiring teacher and mentor who was instrumental in starting the Clark Center for the Performing Arts as well as the dance program at City College.
On September 28, Celia Ipiotis, — creator, producer, and moderator of the nationally recognized culture series EYE ON DANCE — moderates a free panel about the history and impact of the Clark Center for the Performing Arts. Panelists include Ella Thompson Moore (former dancer for Alvin Ailey, Director of the Charles Moore Dance Company and teacher at The Clark Center), Anna Kisselgoff (former Dance Critic at The New York Times), and additional guests