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African American Arts Institute ensembles perform in community

Feb 27, 2018

Members of IU’s African American Arts Institute’s three ensembles – the African American Dance Company, African American Choral Ensemble and IU Soul Revue  – honored Black History Month by performing throughout the community during the month of February.

A member of the African American Dance company kneels to talk to children at Highland Park School
A member of the African American Dance company dances at Highland Park School
Photos by Mia Beach, IU African American Arts Institute

The African American Dance Company performed at Highland Park Elementary School on Feb. 2, sharing African culture and African American heritage through dance. Members of the African American Choral Ensemble performed at University Elementary School on Feb. 7.

It was the fourth year the group has performed at the school, sharing the importance of Black history through music. Members of IU’s Soul Revue shared their talents at the Bloomington Soup Bowl Benefit for Hoosier Hills Food Bank on Feb. 18. Nearly 700 people attended the event, which raised money for the food bank.

The African American Choral Ensemble performs at University Elementary School
Members of the African American Choral Ensemble sing at University Elementary
Photos by Mia Beach, IU African American Arts Institute

Want to catch a performance by one of the ensembles? All three have spring concerts taking place in April at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.

The African American Dance Company Spring Concert takes place at 8 p.m. April 7; IU Soul Revue will perform at 8 p.m. April 14; and the African American Choral Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. April 28.

Tickets are available on the Buskirk-Chumley Theater’s website.

Three members of IU Soul Revue play saxaphone
Two members of the IU Soul Revue sing
Photos by Mia Beach, IU African American Arts Institute

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