alight dance presents Hometown Heroes at The Greenbelt Museum, Jun 13 at 2pm
alight dance theatre presents
Hometown Heroes: 75 Years of Extraordinary Greenbelt Women
June 13, 2015 at 2:00pm
Location: The Greenbelt Museum, 10B Crescent Road, Greenbelt MD 20770.
Established in 1937, Greenbelt, MD was built by the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration during the Depression as an experiment in modern town planning. In observation of the official 75th anniversary of Greenbelt, alight dance theater performed Hometown Heroes: 75 Years of Extraordinary Greenbelt Women in June of 2012 at the Greenbelt Museum’s historic house.
The sold out performances honored Greenbelt women, past and present, young and old – whose contributions have made this city such a dynamic and inspiring place to live. Choreographed by Angella Foster in collaboration with the dancers, this site-specific dance installation was created specifically for the Greenbelt Museum home and its surrounding grounds. alight dance theater will perform the work again on June 13, 2015 with four showings beginning at 2pm.
The work explores the experiences of the women who lived in Greenbelt as young mothers and homemakers in the late 1930ʼs and early 1940ʼs as “pioneers” of the cooperative spirit of the community. Hometown Heroes features an original sound score, including interviews with six women as found in the oral history archives of the Greenbelt Museum, as well as music, advertisements and radio programs of the era. Because of the size of the Museum house and the nature of the work, space is extremely limited, so all tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets securely, please visit http://greenbeltmuseum.brownpapertickets.com/