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ONLINE In Conversation with the Swans of Harlem

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ONLINE In Conversation with the Swans of Harlem
We welcome Swans Sheila Rohan, Marcia Sells, Lydia Abarca Mitchell, and Karlya Shelton Benjamin for this virtual event. Also joining us will be Swan Gayle McKinney-Griffith's daughter, Khadija...
America/New_York
Jun 20, 2024 6:30 PM
Jun 20, 2024 7:30 PM
Organizer
Jill Adams
jadams@waterfordct.org
+1 (860) 444-5805
Category
Arts
Dress
Casual
Casual
Description
We welcome Swans Sheila Rohan, Marcia Sells, Lydia Abarca Mitchell, and Karlya Shelton Benjamin for this virtual event. Also joining us will be Swan Gayle McKinney-Griffith's daughter, Khadija Griffith. This is the forgotten story of a pioneering group of five black ballerinas and their fifty-year sisterhood, a legacy erased from history—until now. Their story is told in Valby's book _The Swans of Harlem.  _Also one of Oprah's 2024 Summer Picks!  Gayle McKinney-Griffith, passed away in October 2023 at her home in Quaker Hill. Gayle attended Waterford Public Schools and graduated from Waterford High School in 1967. She shared her immense talent and love of dance with young performers around the world. "Miss Gayle" was a beloved instructor to the dancers at Connecticut College and the Dance Extension in Waterford. We are pleased that her daughter Khadija Griffith will be joining us for this discussion. Registration is required for viewing this event online.   If you're interested in viewing the event with others, we will be providing a virtual showing in the lower level meeting room; no registration required.   _Waterford RISE (Residents for Inclusion & Social Equity) co-sponsors this event!_
When
Thursday
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Jun 20, 2024
6:30 pm
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7:30 pm
Online Event