THEARC

The mission of THEARC is operating with the belief that access to arts and diverse cultural activities is the essence of community development. THEARC Theater is the first and only theater in Washington, DC’s Ward 8. It was created to provide DC residents living east of the Anacostia River entertaining and enlightening experiences that can impact their lives and brighten their futures.

THEARC THEATER PRESENTS: BLACK HISTORY MONTH @THEARC 
Black History Month @ THEARC:
 showcasing presentation that showcase the rich legacy of African American triumphs and struggles through music, dance, and theatrical presentations. Productions will highlight local and national artist that bring high quality unique artistic presentations that support the history and legacy of the African American contribution to America.

SCREENING OF SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION
Presented by:
THEARC
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. A unique mix of historical documentary and contemporary musical performance, the film features new performances by top artists including John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, and The Roots; riveting archival footage; and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders, including Congressman John Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Julian Bond, Andrew Young and dozens more.--> Post show Q& A with Dorie Ladner.

Dates: 2/2/17 
Time: 10:30am     
Length of Event: 2 hrs
Location: THEARC Theater
1901 Mississippi Avenue, S.E. Washington, DC 20020
Discipline: Music/Music Production, Theater, Dance
Grades: 9-12

REGISTER HERE for Soundtrack for a Revolution

SHINE: WASHINGTON SCHOOL FOR GIRLS BLACK HISTORY SHOWCASE 
Presented by: THEARC
SHINE: A Story about believing in yourself by Risa Garza. Teenage Ariel Freeman loves school and dreams of becoming a writer. When a new English teacher gives her the worst grade of her life, Ariel struggles to overcome her disappointment and find her voice. With the help of her friends and family, she soon learns that inspiration is everywhere, but greatness has to be earned.
 

Date: 2/9/17 
Time: 1:00pm  
Length of Event: 2 hrs
Location: THEARC Theater
1901 Mississippi Avenue, S.E. Washington, DC 20020
Discipline: Theater
Grades: 6-8
View Education Materials Here

REGISTER HERE for Shine

HOWARD UNIVERSTIY CONCERT BAND

Presented by: THEARC

The Concert Band is one of the premiere performing ensembles in the Department of Music and Office of Choirs and Bands at Howard University. Under the baton of Kelvin Washington, Associate Director of Bands, the ensemble is one of the top collegiate symphonic bands in the country. Among the historically black colleges and universities, this ensemble maintains a vigorous performance and rehearsal schedule throughout the academic year. NSO Instrument Petting Zoo provided as and education pre & post show activity.

Date: 2/16/17 
Time: 10:30am and 1:00pm
Length of Event: 2 hrs
Location: THEARC Theater
1901 Mississippi Avenue, S.E. Washington, DC 20020
Discipline: Music
Grades: 4

REGISTER HERE for 10:30AM Howard University Concert Band

REGISTER HERE for 1:00PM Howard University Concert Band

STEP AFRIKA! 

Presented by: THEARC
The Company blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, African traditional dance and influences from a variety of other dance and art forms. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding. Post show education activity to be provided to youth in attendance.

Date: 2/23/17 
Time: 10:30am and 1:00pm  
Length of Event: 2 hrs
Location: THEARC Theater
1901 Mississippi Avenue, S.E. Washington, DC 20020
Discipline: Theater
Grades: 1st grade

REGISTER HERE for 10:30am Step Afrika!

REGISTER HERE for 1:00pm Step Afrika!

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