Pieces of a Dream, Inc. had the honor of participating in the Good Neighbor Ujima Awards presented by State Farm. The evening celebrated the work of several prominent community leaders including Rev. Canon Thomas B. Jensen, Dr. Lillian Lowery, and Senator Margaret Rose Henry. Pieces of a Dream Dance Theatre presented works that are illustrative of the interconnectedness of individuals in the community. Thank you to all the State Farm agents and congratulations to the awardees!
Pieces of a Dream P*D 2 had the priveldge of performing at the annual MLK celebration presented by the City of Wilmington and DuPont. The formal program featured dance, vocal, and percussion performances. The keynote speaker for the event was Christopher Gardner, author of The Pursuit of Happyness. P*D 2 also participated in the finale with the Wilmington Children's Chorus, the DuPont Diversity Choir, and percussionist Jonathan Whitney. The event was amazingly moving.
Jazz in the House presented by Housing Opportunities of Northern Delaware (October 23) -- Pieces of a Dream Dance Theatre honored the jazz and blues great Nina Simone by performing an excerpt from "Love, Nina." A love story gone wrong, "Love, Nina" demonstrates the varying phases of love: infatuation, true love, and heartbreak and anger. In addition to the performance, Jazz in the House also included a silent auction. There were two different Pieces of a Dream, Inc. auction items: a pair of tickets to the "Social Movement" concert and a basket that included a mug, a magnet, and some teas. Thank you to everyone who bid on our items!
Delaware Black Awards presented by DelawareBlack.com (November 14) -- Pieces of a Dream, Inc. presented three dances for this moving awards ceremony. Consistent favorites from the "Goddess Cycle" suite, "Change Gonna Come" and "Four Women" impressed the audience members and awardees. The members of P*D 2 also presented the premier of "I Have a Dream", an exerpt from "Riot-Us Behavior", the featured performance at the "Social Movement" concert. Congratulations to all the awardees!
Jabberwock 2008 presented by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Wilmington Alumnae Chapter (November 15) -- The theme for this year's Jabberwock awards was "Dare to Dream." Pieces of a Dream, Inc. presented several dances related to this theme. To open the show, P*D 2 performed "I Have a Dream". During intermission, the full company presented "Goddess Cycle" in its entirety. Pieces of a Dream Dance Theatre closed the evening in praise with "Before the Throne." Pieces of a Dream, Inc. would like to congratulate all the Jabberwock scholarship award winners!
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