A contemporary modern jazz dance soft-shoe tribute to the legendary tap performers of old. It's a recreated adaptation of the famous piece originally performed by Sammy Davis, Jr. in the 1970's. Choreographed and to be performed by Alde Lewis.
"Me and My Shadow"
A direct solo tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr. and the song and dance man acts of the vaudeville era. Choreographed and to be performed by Alde Lewis.
A solo work to give homage to my inspiration and motivation to Tap...my mentor and counselor to the commercial world of show business...Charles "Honi" Coles. Choreographed and to be performed by Alde Lewis.
A work to pay tribute to mothers everywhere. The internal strifes to bring clarity into their own minds and their children's lives with all the love that only a mother can give.
Choreography by Alde Lewis Jr.
To be performed by Yusha-Marie Sorzano and N'tifafa Akoko Tete-Rosenthal
A work that exhibits the action and reaction of lives that for some reason or another are intertwined for a moment in time not of their own choosing that causes an internal reaction due to that moment of intersection. The dance actions will be a created use of movement that will signify a relationship that represents the history of black dance in America from African to slave dances of juba etc...all the way to hip hop. The reactions themselves will then need to be analyzed as to why... This piece will have options to be performed as collaboration with educational institution participants that have dance or theatre offerings.
Choreography by Alde Lewis, in collaboration with company dance members.
"Buffalo Soldier USO Fine Arts Presentation"
Performance date: TBA
Paying tribute to the history of the Buffalo Soldiers jazz bands and performers.
"Dee’s Days of Tap Dancing in Time"
Performance Date: TBA
A story that capture’s the Life and Times of a mentor to protégé and the results planted by the seed of inspiration. You follow the relationship of a mentor and a self motivated and gifted student. It will offer the stories behind the building of their relationship told through flashbacks, dance, storytelling and song; The separation that occurs and it’s reconciliation. The Protege comes to understand the power and spirit of his mentor’s purpose of being in and affecting his life’s directional change for the better. Through this labor of love you come to witness the sowing, cultivation, and the harvest from that which is of good soil. The protege becomes a mentor.
Created and Conceived by Alde Lewis.
"Chameleon Street" By Wendell B. Harris, Jr
Film: Special Screenings and Panel Discussions - TBA
"Grand Jury Prize Winner of The Sundance Film Festival"
The film is based on the true story of Douglas Street, a black salesman who posed as a Detroit lawyer, a Time reporter, a French exchange student and a Harvard-educated surgeon until the law caught up with him.
"Black Biography" - TBA
by Wendell H. Harris, Jr.
A remarkable award winning radio series entitled Black Biography, which showcases Black icons from the spheres of art, history and politics. To be refurbished and re-enacted for stage readings, stage production, and video taped for ALEM Internet TV/Film Channel.
"Speak Of Me As I Am"-Paul Robeson
Director: Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter
Actor and Playwright: KB Solomon
Paul Robeson -20th Century Renaissance man, a hero in any century who fell into political disfavor, blacklisting and then non-personhood because he refused to remain silent about the economic and racial inequities in the world. Robeson's story is an important and particularly American tale. Today, that paradigm has changed. If music is the universal language, then Paul Robeson was its soul filled accent.