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September 13 | 10:00 AM - September 14 | 7:30 PM



Legacy is a shared evening featuring dancers cultivated through the Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT) and Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet (JCGO) processes. Legacy is a collaboration inspired by JUBILATION! Dance Company’s mission, established during the 1980s and 90s in Brooklyn, NY.

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT) performs Co-Founder Kevin Iega Jeff’s Flack (1984), a portrait of strife, despair, and ultimately triumph, set to the music of legendary performer Roberta Flack; DRDT Co-Founder and Associate Artistic Director Gary Abbott’s Parallel Lives (2017), a contemporary narrative inspired by poor, working women who have shared life-changing events, both beautiful and tragic, with original music by Evangelos Spanos based on Vivaldi’s “La Folia”; and Jeff’s lush and acclaimed Wild is the Wind (2009) with music by Nina Simone.

JCGO performs three works by Founder/Director Gaines: the world premiere of Tribal Truth, which celebrates the festivities, tradition, and poetry of keeping traditional African dance alive, fused with hip-hop, ballet, and modern dance styles to the music of Fela Kuti; Shhh… Ahhh… (2004), about daydreaming in the midst of cool, sexy, sultry, summer breeze, with music by India Arie; and Hanging Tree (2019), a solo dedicated to the MAAFA, a Swahili word referring to “the great suffering” during the transatlantic slave trade, that demonstrates breaking psychological chains and living in a country where history is distorted and changed.

Tickets purchased before September 9 are $40 and are available now at 718-636-4100 ext. 1 and https://www.bam.org/legacy. Beginning September 9, tickets are $45. A $150 premium ticket includes the Friday, September 13 performance
and Opening Night Post-Performance Reception.


Performance Schedule:

Friday, September 13 | 10 AM & 12 PM Young Audiences Performances

Friday, September 13 | 7:30 PM Performance & Opening Night Post-Performance Reception

Saturday, September 14 | 7:30 PM Performance



BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn


September 13 | 10:00 AM
September 14 | 7:30 PM
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BAM FIshman Space
321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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