Dance -- An Esther Rolle Inspired Exhibition

Ali Cultural Arts
Oct 29 - Feb 09

Opening Reception: October 29, 2021, 6pm-8pm

Take a look inside "Dance -- An Esther Rolle Inspired Exhibition" on display at the Historic Ali Cultural Arts through February 9th. This juried exhibition features artworks from artists nationwide in a celebration of Esther Rolle’s participation in the dance art form.

While living in New York City, the celebrated Pompano Beach-born actress was a member of the Shogola Oloba dance troop, created and led by master Asadata Dafora, and became its director in 1960.

Exhibit Description

This inspiring, juried exhibition features artworks from artist nationwide in a celebration of Esther Rolle’s participation in the dance artform. While living in New York City, the celebrated Pompano Beach-born actress was a member of the Shogola Oloba dance troop, created and led by master Asadata Dafora, and became its director in 1960. The paintings and photos in this exhibition capture the essence of movement showcasing many styles of dance while capturing the beauty of the artform.

Jurors:

Jemilah Jones, Artistic and Program Director, Ashanti Cultural Arts

Luctricia Welters, Founding Director of Jubilee Dance Theater. Former Alvin Ailey and Philadanco Dance Company Soloist

FEATURED ARTISTS

Featured Artists: Annemarie Baldauf, Lisa Brown, Rishona Cann, Cesar Ceballos, Robert Derrick, Fanny Emmanuel, Andrea Fortunoff, Kianga Jinaki, Debra Keneipp, Alice Laputka, Janice McCaskill, Ivy McCray, Falene Osgood, Phyllis Petrillo, Roberta Rousos, Jerry Schwimmer, Barbara Simonson, Jennifer Tisdale, Michael Zlocki.

Dance -- An Esther Rolle Inspired Exhibition