WHAT: Dance the Dream Los Angeles brings 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.
WHEN: September 4, 2014 (Thursday) from 3:30pm-6:30pm
WHERE: The Music Center Plaza, 245 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012
HOW: Everyone, regardless of dance skill, is invited to join LA's top professional and student dancers to show their support for full equity rights. All participants must register in advance by going to the Dance the Dream Los Angeles Eventbrite page. For further information on Dance the Dream and The Dream@50 Tributes, please see our website here.
WHO: Dance the Dream Los Angeles is produced by Richard Karz, producer of the PBS documentary special, Legacy: Being Black in America and 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 LA Opera, Burroughs High School Choir, Centennial High School Marching Band, Plaza de la Raza Youth Mariachi Endemble, 11-year-old prodigy Maya Masaoka, and 14-year-old guitar prodigy Ray Goren.
WHY: The mission of Dance the Dream Los Angeles 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.
MUSIC: Dance the Dream Los Angeles features Katy Perry’s “Roar” and a new arrangement of “Heaven Help Us All” with the South African Youth Choir, the inter-Israeli/Palestinian Jerusalem Youth Chorus, and the Afghan Youth Orchestra.