Join us in amplifying the voices of the African Diaspora through dance!
As Canada’s Premiere Company representing Blacks in Dance, we are proud to be recognized not only as dancemakers, but as storytellers, presenting the stories of Black culture and history on theatrical stages for over two decades. Through our artistic interpretations, our unique and diverse dance works have:
> depicted the lives of historical Black figures;
> kept alive the rich cultural traditions that survived the middle passage;
> honoured legendary Black dance icons; and
> celebrated deserving lesser known champions.
During Black History Month 2018, we invited you to look back with us, as we shared some of the stories that Ballet Creole has told over the years.
Our work is not over! In May 2018 we will bring to life another story; that of Chloe Cooley, an enslaved woman in Upper Canada whose heroic struggles in 1793 served as the catalyst for the passing of the first legislation in the British colonies to restrict the slave trade. We have extended this campaign so that you can still donate to bring this story to life!
If you witnessed last year’s presentation of Kambule, you will have an idea of Artistic Director Patrick Parson’s unique skill in weaving multimedia imagery, pulsating drums, and diverse dance movement to produce magical Art that thoroughly engages, educates, and uplifts.
Help us tell Chloe’s story! Become a patron in supporting the telling of this story through dance theatre. The support of our Patrons is essential to our artistic practice, providing the resources needed to effectively present this worthwhile piece of Canadian History. Celebrate Black History 365 by making a donation to our Campaign: Amplify the Voices of the Diaspora!