Due to the travelling nature and length of the entire piece, 125TH & FREEdom has been seperated into 3 parts for the purpose of RSVPing. Click Here to RSVP for Part One (~1:00 PM start time), and Here for Part Three (~4:30 PM start time). Part Two starts at 126th & 5th ave and ends at 261-267 St Nicholas Ave (Hancock Park).
Movement 7: 126th & 5th ave (in front of mural)Movement 8: 125th & Lenox (Lenox Lounge)Movement 9: 125th & 7th ave (State Office Building)Movement 10: 124th btwn. Adam Clayton Powell & Frederick Douglass Blvd. Movement 11: 122nd btwn. St. Nicholas Ave & Frederick Douglass Blvd. (Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial)Movement 12: 123rd & St Nicholas Ave (Hancock Park)
written, choreographed, and directed by Ebony Noelle Golden, 125th & FREEdom will make Harlem’s iconic 125th Street its stage as it explores the question: “If Harriet Tubman were alive today, how would she free Black people?” Composed of 16 movements and featuring a New Orleans-style brass band, the choreopoetic performance will take place at 16 sites as pop-up installations across the corridor of 125th Street from the East River to the Hudson River each Saturday in June, beginning on June 8. 125th & FREEdom sees a victorious, but battle-weary tribe of ancient-futuristic nomads as their long-forgotten leader, Tubman’s descendent, incites an epic journey to a land of promised liberation. Fusing song and poetry with choreography based on historic and current Black social dances, this piece will be an immersive, participatory cultural experience that is equal parts ritual performance, processional and protest.
This event is produced through the SOUL Directing Residency Program.
Main CastCourtney CookAzusa “SHESHE” DanceAudrey HailesJason O’NealAlec Stephens III
EnsembleAriel BlackwoodAva McCoyTrevor Latez HayesZenni ReachEverton RickettsParis Weeden
PRODUCTION TEAM:Izmir Ickbal (Set)Dominique Fawn Hill (Costumes)Alphonso Horne (Composer)Jaimé Dzandu (Associate Choreographer)Belynda Hardin (Props Master)Nina Angela Mercer (Dramaturge)Vir-Amicus (Stage Manager)Kirrin Tubo (Stage Manager)
June 15 @ 2:30pm
where:125th Street, 126th street & 5th avenue, NEW YORK, NY, 10035 map