Dance the Dream L.A. brings city together
On Thursday, September 4, Dance the Dream Los Angeles will bring the city together to celebrate and live the values and goals of the “I Have a Dream” speech. The event is part of the worldwide Dance the Dream tribute, hosted by over 30 cities, including London, Paris, Prague, New York, Beirut, Kabul, Jerusalem, Singapore, Mumbai, Dublin, Boston, Chicago, Houston and Seattle.
The event will take place at The Music Center Plaza in Los Angeles from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Everyone, regardless of dance skill, is invited to join L.A.’s top professional and student dancers to show their support for full equity rights.
Produced by Richard Karz, the producer of the PBS documentary special Legacy: Being Black in America, Dance the Dream Los Angeles is spearheaded by the L.A. Dance Project with participation from the Los Angeles Ballet, Diavolo, Rosanna Gamson/World Wide, No)one. Art House, Futuro and performing arts schools throughout Los Angeles County. The music for the soundtrack includes the L.A. Opera, Burroughs High School Choir, Centennial High School Marching Band, Plaza de la Raza Youth Mariachi Ensemble, 11-year-old violin prodigy Maya Masaoka and 14-year-old guitar prodigy Ray Goren.
The event’s aim is to showcase the talent and civic spirit of Los Angeles, to celebrate the creative dynamism of multiculturalism, and to inspire and empower the next generation to follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther King, Jr. and make the world better.
Photo: Three dancers from Westside High School’s Inertia Dance Company at Dance the Dream Houston.