Author: Grace Kenny

Dancing For A Cause: How Preston Contemporary Dance Theatre Engages With Their Public

Disclaimer: This writer has worked with Preston Contemporary Dance Theatre in the past. From local groups like the Miami City Ballet to popular touring troupes like Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Florida is a hotspot for dance companies. But no dance organization may be as passionate an advocate for the arts and its community as Preston Contemporary Dance Theatre. Founded by Anna Preston, Preston Contemporary Dance Theatre (PCDT) is a professional South Florida dance company that has used dance to educate, communicate and bring together communities throughout the state and the country for more than 10 years. As said...

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How Avalon Hester, a Young Artist, Pays Tribute To Historical Women With a Hand-Crafted Dress

The #METOO and #TIMESUP Movements have brought inspiration to women and men across the world. It’s generated tributes to women through television, red carpet events and music. Time magazine even named its annual person of the year “the silence breakers” who spoke out about sexual harassment in their workplaces. A Tale of Inspiration and Transformation For Avalon Hester, it helped educate her about women she never heard of. And it inspired her to make a dress. Hester, 19, looked to the forgotten women of history in The New York Time’s series “Overlooked,” which gives obituaries for historical women the...

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