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Celebrating 50 Years of Rich Arts Programming

March 29

An Evening with Women of Excellence in the Arts

Four exceptional artists "two ladies of legacy and two ladies of promise in intimate conversation about their journeys in the world of theatre and dance"

Sonia Sanchez
Carmen de Lavallade
Hope Boykin of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Eisa Davis

Hosted by Michaela Angela Davis
A reception will follow.
Gen Adm. $10

May 7-23


The Riverside Theatre, Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group and Walk Tall Girl Productions present the New York Premiere of

Through The Night

June 6 @ 3pm & 7:30pm
June 7 @ 7:30pm
June 8 @ 7:30pm

Journeys of friendship, family and faith

A solo performance

Written and performed by Daniel Beaty
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright

Six African-American males, age 10 to 60, discover the power of possibility through one extraordinary event. With commanding skill, compassion and humor, Obie Award-winner Daniel Beaty ("Emergence-SEE") gives voice to this community of men, those who love them, and what it means to be black and male in America.

Join us for post-performance community dialogues with distinguished guests:

Through the Night is part of The Riverside Theatre's Cultural Animators Series, which presents artists who use their work to address social issues.

Opening Night May 7 Dr. William "Bill" Cosby
Artists as Activists May 8 Matinee Sonia Sanchez
Ruby Dee
Fatherhood May 8 Evening Malik Yoba
Religion May 9 Guest TBA
Education May 14 David Banks &
Osei Owusu-Afriyie

President & Principal, The Eagle Academy for Young Men
Youth May 15 Matinee Rev. Alfonso Wyatt
Chair 21st Century Fdn
Relationship May 15 Evening Hill Harper
w/ book signing
Youth Violence May 16 Jackie Rowe Adams
Health May 21 John M. Palmer, Ph.D.
Harlem Hospital
Gay & Lesbian Issues May 22 Matinee Pastor Joseph W. Tolton
Rehoboth Temple
May 22 Evening DeMarco M. Morgan
NBC Anchor
Voza Rivers
Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce
Black Equity Alliance
Black Agency Executives
Social Justice/Incarceration May 23 Guest TBA

Previews: May 4, 5, 6 - 7pm
Opens May 7 - 23
Gen. Adm. $20
Seniors/Students $15
Groups of 10 or more $15

View Excerpts from Through the Night:
Daniel Beaty, Through The Night (Dance, Mama. Dance)
Daniel Beaty, Through The Night (Run, Black Man. Run)


June 11-27


All Events are FREE
RSVP at 212-870-6784

Friday, June 11, 7pm
Artz, Rootz, Rhythm
In Association with Harlem Arts Alliance
Outstanding young talent and seasoned performers will bring our Legacy to Promise theme to life. Experience the delightful emerging dancers of Uptown Dance Academy and the sensational 14-year-old guitarist Solomon Hicks. Then swing to the superb jazz music of the 100-year-old New Amsterdam Musical Association. Hosted by Phyllis Yvonne Stickney.

Saturday, June 12, 2-9pm
Iranian Cultural Village
Curated by Niloufar Talebi
Co-Sponsors: Iran Heritage Magazine, PCHA, Persian Arts Festival and more...
Exhibits: Wedding ceremonial display * Persian New Year (Norouz) display* Books and art display * Traditional costumes*
Children's DVDs* Workshops in backgammon, calligraphy, jewelry-making, Persian name writing Persian poetry & music in performance* Spoken word� Ballet Afsaneh - Dance and Music performances

Sunday, June 13, 2pm
Saeko Ichinohe Dance Company
�Imaginary Beings from Japan�
RYU (Dragon) and DARUMA and Fire-eating Bird - dances of fascinating creatures in colorful costumes and audience participation that celebrates Japanese children�s games

Friday, June 18, 7pm
Power of Drum V: next generation
Brooklyn Steppers
7-year- old Miguel Russell, featured with the dynamic percussion of Baba Don Eaton. Experience the explosive youth division of the Harambe Dance Company led by the powerful Frankie Malloy Jr.

Saturday, June 19, 7pm
Stories on Stage
"Memories of Nueva York Childhoods"
Artistic Director Norma Moore and Community Producer Monica Duke

These delightful stories from four award-winning Hispanic authors evoke the spirit and voices of our community's past, present and future.
"A Very Special Pet"  - written by Nicholasa Mohr
"Lunch at the Biltmore: An Outing with My Father" - written by Oscar Hijuelos
"Fiesta, 1980" - written by Junot Diaz
"The Maid's Daughter" - written by Julia Alvarez

Sunday, June 20, 2pm
Dr. Glory's Youth Theatre - Father's Day Celebration
The Clowns (los payasos)
In the mythological planet of "WuTalway", find out what shocks the WuTalwaylalaeezers, and how Los Payasos teach them about the beauty and marvelous wonders of humanity.

Saturday, June 26
Aesop's Family Fables
Join award-winning actress Vinie Burrows for a Jazzed, Popped, Hip-Hopped, Beat-Boxed version of Aesop's fables. Special Family competition, as families present their dramatizations of Aesop's classic tales. Master of Ceremonies: D. Cross.

Friday, June 27, 2pm
Harlem Speaks: Latin Jazz
In collaboration with The Jazz Museum in Harlem
Onstage interview with Vanderlei Pereira and Friends
Followed by dancing to the sounds of Brazilian Jazz Quintet

August 5-8

Riverside Theatre, New Heritage Theatre
& Walk tall Girl Productions
present an updated version of
Daniel Beaty's
Acclaimed Solo Play


(formerly Emergence-SEE!)
One Man, Forty Characters
Winner of the 2007 Obie Award for Writing & Performance
Written & Performed by Daniel Beaty
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright
Four Performances Only!
Thursday, August 5 - Saturday, August 7 at 8 PM
Sunday, August 8 at 3 PM
All Tickets $20

2010: A Slave Ship rises out of the Hudson River in front of the Statue of Liberty, sending NYC into a frenzy. Daniel Beaty assumes forty diverse personalities as they collide in an intricately woven, urgent, and witty exploration of our shared humanity and what it means to be free.

See video excerpt of EMERGENCY

"By the end, I was on my feet shouting like someone in church--I was so moved!"
Ruby Dee

Other quotes:

Beaty is Brilliant in Emergence-See!
Linda Armstrong New York Amsterdam News

"Beaty s work is breathtaking in giving voice so many voices to people who don t often get a chance to speak to us from the stage."
Mark Denton - nytheatre.com

Joe Dziemianowicz NY DAILY NEWS

"A lyrically brilliant must-see from an exciting young artist."
Peter Santilli The Associate Press

"Emergence-See! is unabashedly successful funny, thoughtful, evocative and moving."
Julia Furay CurtainUp

"He moves with the easy grace of a man attuned to the rhythmic impulse that links music and poetry."
Charles Isherwood The New York Times

August 20-29

Reception 6:30pm
Happy Sad
(2008/Trinidad & Tobago)
Dir: Dianah Wynter
Passions are unleashed, laying bare souls and revealing long hidden secrets when 17-year-old Mandy Graham goes to live with her father's dysfunctional family after her mother is sent to prison. Profound changes occur in the lives of several people who she never knew.
Q&A with director and lead actress after the screening.

Watch the trailer.

Aug 21 4pm
Cape Verde My Love
(2007/Cape Verde)
Dir. Ana Ramos Lisboa Pra a, Cape verde.
The calm lives of childhood friends Laura, Flavia and Bela erupt when Ricardo, Flavia's husband, rapes his pupil Indira, Laura's 13-year old eldest daughter.
In Portuguese with English subtitles

Aug 21 8:00pm
Nothing but the Truth
(2008/South Africa)
Dir. John Kani
A gripping investigation into the complex dynamic between the people who remained in South Africa and risked their lives to lead the struggle against apartheid and those who returned victoriously after living in exile. 63-year-old librarian Sipho Makhaya prepares for the return of the ashes of his brother Themba, recently deceased while in exile in London after gaining a reputation as a hero of the anti-apartheid movement.

Watch the trailer.

Aug 21 6pm
World Premiere
Greening the Revolution
Dir. Katie Curran
This powerful documentary investigates today's globalized, profit-centered food system -- while agribusiness reaps record wealth, starving protesters cry for affordable food and peasants choose between land and death. Filmmaker Katie Curran traveled through Mexico, Cuba, India, Kenya, Zambia, Brazil, Haiti and the United States to capture intimate footage of food crisis and justice, with interviews from farmers, workers and activists, government and corporate officials, and intellectuals such as Howard Zinn, Vandana Shiva and Noam Chomsky.

Watch the trailer.

Aug 22 2pm
Hearing Radmilla
New York Premiere
Dir. Angela Webb
The portrait of singer Radmilla Cody, who was crowned the first Black Miss Navajo Nation in 1997-1998, follows her controversial reign, the development of her musical career and the realities of falling in love with an abusive man.

Watch the trailer.

Aug 22 4:00pm
Sara Gomez: an Afro-Cuban Filmmaker
(2005/Cuba/Switzerland) Dir. Alessandra Muller
A rich, multilayered documentary about the first female Cuban filmmaker Sarah Gomez. Get closer to a revolutionary filmmaker who invented new landscapes and brought together opposite worlds with intersecting concerns about the Afro-Cuban community and the value of its cultural traditions, women's issues, and the treatment of the marginalized sectors of society.
In Spanish with English subtitles.

Aug 27 6pm
NY Premiere
Sweet Crude: A Film about the Niger Delta
(2009/USA/Nigeria) Dir. John Anderson
Like the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, this powerful documentary tells the story of the people of Nigeria s Niger Delta, who have experienced the same ordeal for years. In a small corner of the most populous country in Africa, billions of dollars of crude oil flow under the feet of a desperate people. Immense wealth and abject poverty stand in stark contrast. The environment is decimated. What if the world paid attention before it was too late?
Q&A with director after the screening.

Watch the trailer.

Aug 27 8pm
Ava & Gabriel: A Love Story
Dir. Felix de Rooy
Commissioned to paint a mural of the Virgin Mary in St. Anna's Church in Curacao in the 1940s, painter Gabriel Goedbloed falls victim to controversies, hypocrisies and intrigues as the colonial Antillean society proves less than tolerant towards the black painter, especially after he chooses as his model a beautiful young black teacher, Ava, who is engaged to a white police officer.
In Papiamento with English subtitles. DVD launch by ArtMattan Productions. Get 50% discount with ticket stub.

Aug 28 4pm
W.A.R. Stories: Walter Anthony Rodney
Dir. Clairmont Chung
This film covers the life of world renowned, historian, author, and activist Dr. Walter Rodney who was assassinated in 1980, at age 38, in his native Guyana. Focusing on the last years of Dr. Rodney s life, this enthralling documentary tells the story of a man who dedicated and ultimately gave his life to the struggle for equal rights and justice. Q&A with director after the screening.

Watch the trailer.

Aug 28 6:00pm
The Wedding Song
Dir. Karin Albou
Tunis, 1942. Nour and Myriam, 16, friends since childhood, live in the same house in a modest neighborhood where Jews and Muslims live in harmony. Each one secretly desires the other girl's life, Nour wanting go to school like her friend, Myriam envious of Nour s engagement, dreams of love. In November 1942, the German army enters Tunis. Life changes drastically when Myriam's mother decides to marry her daughter to a rich doctor, and Myriam sees her dreams of love suddenly fade away.
In Arabic and French with English subtitles.

Watch the trailer.

Aug 28 8:00pm
NY Premiere
Burn: The evolution of an American City
Dir. Harold Jackson III
A revealing documentary about the 1921 Tulsa Oklahoma Race Riot which decimated the Greenwood District of the city nationally known at the time as the "Negro Wall Street" . The film explores the amazing complexity of what seems today a simple and happy place and goes into a deep analysis of the social, economic, religious, and human ethics associated with this historic drama yet to be fully investigated and dealt with.

Aug 29 2pm
Dir. Tunde Kelani,
Set against the backdrop of a corrupt society seeking cleansing, rebirth and nationhood, with all its attendant intrigues, the film intimately presents a world in which modernity and tradition exist alongside each other but seldom in equilibrium. Arugba - young virgin -is a beautifully executed film which functions as an allegory for contemporary Nigeria.
Yoruba with English subtitles.

Watch the trailer

Aug 29 4:30pm
NY Premiere
La Colombiana Passing the Torch

2009/ Colombia-United Kingdom) Dir. Jake Holmes
Music Performance by Amanda Homi
This story of the legendary Afro-Colombian singer, Tot La Momposina, exemplifies the living tradition of Afro-Colombian music. An intimate portrait, the film follows the singer as she struggles to keep her culture alive through her children and grandchildren who travel with her to Colombia s Caribbean coast.
In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

Following Screening a special
musical performance by
Amanda Homi (film host and co-producer)

Irresistible hooks, infectious rhythms, and slice-of-life stories from her global adventures will inspire you to sing and dance along.

Watch the trailer

September 13

Save the date for this exciting occasion

50th Anniversary Legacy Gala

From Legacy to Promise

At this historic occasion, The Riverside Legacy Award will be presented to honor contributions, accomplishments, and dedication to the arts.

Honorees: Ashford & Simpson
Arthur Mitchell
Carmen deLavallade
Daniel Beaty
Special Guest: Bill Cosby
Entertainment: Patti Austin
Ray Chew and His AllStar Band

Dec 2 - 4

Authoring Action


Dancing Forever

White Boy Brown

I loved so much

The Great Bazaar

The Choice

African Diaspora Film Festival

Experience an outstanding selection of films from across the Diaspora - from the provocative to the enchanting.

Thursday, December 2

12 Noon
Authoring Action - Talk Black
A documentary that explores how young people in Winston-Salem, NC find a voice and become great artists when mentored by dedicated and talented coaches.
USA, 2009, 72 min, documentary, English, Nathan Ross Freeman dir.

Aluku Liba
US Premiere

After years of serving in the army and drifting across the Amazon, Loeti yearns to go back to his land, to find his roots, and be amongst his people, the Aluku, the first Maroons of French Guiana and Suriname. Working in close collaboration with the Aluku - the first slaves to escape the plantations of Suriname about 200 years ago - filmmaker Nicolas Jolliet tells a magic realist story that empowers the Aluku to express themselves freely.
Guiana, 2010, 90 min, documentary, Aluku with English subtitles, Nicolas Jolliet dir.


Raised by her Breton mother in a predominantly white environment Maya, a little colored girl, wants to find out more about origins. Her journey is filled with many ups and downs but she manages to reach the summit of her art, dancing. The number one choreographer of the time whisks her away to an even harsher jungle, that of New York City, where she battles her way up from the little brown princess to a Queen as colorful as life itself.
France, 2009, 101 min, drama, French with English subtitles, Christian Faure dir.

White Boy Brown
NY Premiere - Talk Back

Through a series of flashbacks and stories, Curtis Brown learns of the life of a brother he once knew, a life of a brother who, although being white, experienced the same racism he himself experienced, ultimately binding the two together.
USA, 2009, 88 min, drama, English, Sean Sawyer dir.

Preceeded by short film

Michael Taylor, Jr. stikes out in a baseball game, and must now prove his manhood to his father by pursuing a girl from school.
USA, 2009, 12min, fiction, in English, Rashaad Ernesto Green, dir.



Southern Cross is a family drama set up against the backdrop of an African American Sunday gathering, where Gloria struggles to explain the symbolic meaning behind a Confederate Flag Pillow to her seven-year-old daughter due to her husband's opposition of reliving the past.
USA, 2008, 13 min, drama, English, Kameishia Wooten, dir.

Followed by

In this poignant story set in the 1850s, a young slave girl befriends a magical woman in the woods called Mother of the River. Through their friendship the young girl learns about independence, honor, humility and respect for others.
USA, 1995, 28 min, drama, English, Zeinabu Irena Davis, dir.

Followed by

Childhood destroyed describes the daily life of eleven year old Mariam who works as an all-purpose maid, housekeeper, cook and baby sitter to provide for her guardian, her unemployed Uncle Djimet, and his family.
Chad, 199, 26 min, drama, Chadian Arabic, Zara Yacoub, dir.

I loved so much
US Premiere

Dalila Ennadre's frank and intimate portrait of Moroccan "comfort women" and their lives after the Indo-China wars. In the process the film unveils an interesting view of a fascinating part of Moroccan history.
Morocco, 2010, 51 min, Documentary, Arabic with English subtitles, Dalila Ennadre dir.

Shown with
Nairobi Love Story
US Premiere

Margareth is a Kikuyu and Eric is a Luo. These two largest tribes of Kenya are engaged in an ancient cultural and political conflict. Their parents in particular are against their relationship, but they are still together, in spite of everything. Will they find a way to overcome both the outer and the inner conflicts in order to live their love while still being allowed to grow as individuals?
Italy, 2009, 45 min, documentary, Swahili with English subtitles, Maria Weber dir.


A fast paced musical drama about growing up, when growing up isn't a choice. An angry young rebel rapper, in search of fame, suddenly becomes a parent to his orphaned siblings. Can he grow up and face this responsibility?
Botswana, 2008, 24min, drama, In English and Tswana with English subtitles, Busang Motsumi, dir.

Followed by

In the suburb of an African city, 12 years-old Paito sells fritters outside his house. One day, a band of young robbers takes his money. He decides he's not going to go home until he recovers what he lost.
Mozambique, 2005, 58 min, comedy, Portuguese with English subtitles, Licinio Azevedo, dir.

Followed by THE CHOICE
Micah, a teen in Pensacola, FL raps about the struggles he faced growing up. He found an outlet for his energy and anger through volunteering to make his community a better place.
USA, 2010, 5 min, music video, English, Mirah McDonald, dir.

Prohibited Love
US Premiere

Set in France on the eve of its liberation, this WWII drama explores the issue of forbidden love and racism. Based on actual facts, this surprising French production details little known historical facts associated with the presence of African American GIs in France during WWII.
France, 2009, 90 mins. drama, French with English subtitles, Philippe Niang dir.

Catch a Fire

Catch a Fire tells the story of Deacon Paul Bogle, often described as a 19th century Malcom X. 30 years after the end of slavery in Jamaica, the Morant Bay Rebellion of 1865 provoked outrage in Victorian Britain shaping race and land attitudes. The story is constructed using extensive interviews with Paul Bogle's grand son as well as archive material.
Jamaica and UK, 1995, 30 mins. docu-drama, English, Menelik Shabazz dir.

NY Premiere

After its abolition in 1794 during the French Revolution, Napoléon sends a young, ruthless general to reinstate slavery on the island of Guadeloupe. This is the story of the valiant fight fought by Guadeloupe's Black inhabitants to maintain their freedom.
Guadeloupe, 2004, 90 mins. drama, French with English subtitles, Christian Lara, dir.

Discussion followed by a catered reception


US premiere

Filmmaker Amedume is one of the UK's best homegrown talents. Of Ghanain heritage, Amedume has crafted a plethora of thought provoking mini masterpieces. Four short films - MARY & JOHN, MR GRAHAM, LORRAINE and PRECIPE starring Jimmy Jean Louis - serve as showcase of the mans' vision and his consciousness to society at large.
UK, 2008-2010, 92mins, short fiction films, English, Julius Amedume, dir.

US premiere -Talk Back

Bawren Tavaziva body-popped on Harare township streets to earn enough money to eat. Today he runs a dance company performing in London's premier venues. This moving documentary follows his journey.
Zimbabwe, 2006, 52 min, documentary, English, Ingrid Sinclair dir.

Talk Back

A new documentary filled with rare footage of Fela that remained unseen for two decades. Join Fela on an odyssey from Greenwich Village to Harlem. Come backstage as Fela prepares to reconnect his fans with the power and spirit of Afro-Beat.
USA, 2010, 97mins. documentary, English, Jaheed Ashley, dir.

NY premiere - Talk Back

By revisiting the events that took place between General Sherman's March to the Sea, President Lincoln's assassination, the end of the Civil War, and the unraveling of the promises of Reconstruction, "Stubborn As A Mule!" sorts fact from fiction and casts the challenges and question of the current reparations debate in a new light. Featuring such intellectual luminaries as Dr. Cornel West, Dr. Robert St. Martin Westley, Dr. Preston T. King, Dr. Charles Elmore, and Dr. Na'Im Akbar, "Stubborn As A Mule!" takes the viewer on a journey through the atrocities that African-Americans have suffered throughout history..
USA, 2010, 43 min, documentary, English, Miller Bargeron Jr.


This documentary explores the fascinating story of the founder of the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors, Rev. Dr. Malachi Z. York, his philosophy centered on the superiority of the Black race, and his move from New York to Georgia to build a community that quickly began clashing with the local white establishment. "In life we believe that everyone deserves a fair trial 'Dr Malachi Z York is innocent'!!!"
USA, 2009, 65min, documentary, English, Paul & Bowen, dir.

Preceeded by


In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, a young couple, Rich and Jessica, attempt to reunite with Rich's Father, Lou Robinson. An ignorant and under staffed police department, combined with massive flooding and the disorganization of a city in peril, conspire to make the reunion nearly impossible.
USA, 2010, 17 min, animation, English, Kwesi Davis dir.

Dec 5

Dr. Glory's Youth Theatre

They will sing, dance and act their way right into your heart. Don't miss Dr. Glory's original production this year.

The David and Goliath Rumble

An original, artistic modern day dramatic, musical and dance version of the Biblical David's tangle with Goliath - and his ultimate triumph over this terrorizing bully. David and the other children recognize in this musical, that a bully is a coward, and to defeat one... you do not have to become one!

Written, Directed and Choreographed by: Dr. Glory Van Scott
Starring: Dr. Glory's Youth Theatre

Dec 9 - 11

Authoring Action

Dance Enthropy


NuDance 2010

Going into its eighth year, NuDance will present another group of exciting emerging choreographers. Ten dance companies in three evenings of fabulous performance, including Carbon Dance Theatre, Gallim Dance, The Dash Ensemble, Sarah Council and more

Carbon Dance Theatre
Look Inside

A multi-media work by choreographer Meredith Rainey, designer/composer Jorge Cousineau, and dramaturge Anna Drosdowski, "Look Inside" explores the dimensions of voyeurism through the use of dance, video, and sound. The audience is complicit in the tensions that are inherent in the act of seeing and being seen and the underlying dynamic of power that exists between the voyeur and the exhibitionist.

Sarah Council Dance

Shadowlands Journeys into the world of human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Inspired by the stories of trafficking survivors, five dancers move in and out of confining set pieces to the haunting music of Greg Heffernan. 

Dance Entropy
Echo of a Trace

Echo of a Trace is an abstract affirmation of presence and location. This trio is filled with goddess like imagery displaying female knowingness, intricate sensuality, and awkward agressiveness.

The Dash Ensemble

Sundowning , with several highly physical chapters that blurs the line between the rational and psychotic mind. This work takes its audience through a daring display of deep connections between its characters and the connections they make within themselves through both real and imaginative circumstances.


In dre.diohead the lines that define public and private life are blurred as we traverse from the characters' homes to their shared street. Artistic Director Andrew Palermo shines a light through the windows, out of the doors and onto the pavement to illuminate that which binds us to, and repulses us from one another. Photo credit steven shreiber

Eleone Dance Theatre
Walls Behind Walls (2008)

What happens when you've made it through one crisis only to face another crisis; what happens when you knock down one barrier but another one comes up... but you… can't give up!

Helen Simoneau
Celui Qui Regarde

"a treat of choreographic craft and imagery with a balanced depth of characters"
- ExploreDance.com.
This highly gestural and detailed work displays strong musicality, intersecting patterns and sense of ritual and inevitability. The women's female strength is showcased with movement that is sharp with confidence and deliberate attack.

Flight Distance: One

The distance an individual places between themself and others is the inspiration for the creation of this quintet. Unpredictable timing and asymmetrical placement sets the tone for the relationships within as the dancers move across various planes reacting to their environment and each other, explore distance, pairing, interweaving, and eventually, collision and conflict.

Tze Chun Dance

For over a century, gender, race and class politics have been negotiated through Argentine Tango's intricate and powerful steps. Inspired by Tango's rich history, "Sunderland" uses modern dance to examine the Argentine spirit of speaking through movement.


Thursday, December 9
6:30 pm - Choreographers in Creation  - Sarah Council
8:00 pm - Carbon Dance Theatre - Look Inside
                 Sarah Council - Shadowlands
                 Helen Simoneau - Flight Distance
                 Eleone Dance Theatre - Walls Behind Walls
                 Dance Entropy  - Echo of a Trace

Friday, December 10
6:30 pm - Choreographers in Creation  - Andrew Palermo - DreDance
8:00 pm - Helen Simoneau - Celui Qui Regarde
                 Sarah Council - Shadowlands
                 DreDance - dre.diohead
                 Tze Chun Dance - Sunderland
                 The Dash Ensemble  - Sundowning
                 Eleone Dance Theatre  - Walls Behind Walls

Saturday, December 11
6:30 pm - Choreographers in Creation  - Meredith Rainey - Carbon Dance Theatre
8:00 pm - Carbon Dance Theatre - Look Inside
                 Tze Chun Dance - Sunderland
                 The Dash Ensemble  - Sundowning
                 DreDance - dre.diohead
                 Eleone Dance Theatre  - Echo of a Trace

Dec 14  - 7PM

Taylor Made

The Riverside Theatre joins Jazzmobile in honor of Dr. Billy Taylor's 90th Birthday illuminating a career that spans nearly six decades. Join us to experience the next generation of jazz pianist performing select compositions from Dr. Taylor's over 350 works and dialogue that reveal insights into Dr. Taylor's brilliance.

A Panel and Performance of Piano Solos with:
Jonathan Batiste
Gerald Clayton
Christian Sands

Moderated by: Composer, Pianist and Modern Master: Geri Allen

Dec 17 & 18

The Nutcracker

In collaboration with Mooney/Cooley Dance Experience the magic of this timeless children's ballet, telling the story of one little girl's enchanted Christmas with dancing soldiers, life-sized dolls and dancing fairies.

In celebration of the 10th year of The Riverside Theatre and Mooney/Cooley Dance Experience presenting The Nutcracker, we are collecting donations for both The Riverside Church Food Pantry and The Mother Teresa Shelter in Harlem. We are collecting non-perishable food, toys, and gently used or new coats. Please bring your donations to the Box Office before the performance.

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