MOCRA Programs and Events


Friday Nights at MOCRA

a series of talks and performances relating to
Body and Soul: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

all programs begin at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets for each evening are $5 for general admission, $3 for students and senior citizens.
Contact MOCRA to purchase advance tickets

James Truitte, Patricia Jacobs, and Danny Clark discuss Alvin Ailey

October 29, 1993:
I Remember Alvin

Patricia Jacobs, Director of Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, and James Truitte, choreographer and member of the original Ailey company, and Ailey dancer Danny Clark reminisce about their experiences spanning over 25 years with Alvin Ailey.

from left: James Truitte, Patricia Jacobs, and Danny Clark

November 5, 1993:
An Evening with Katherine Dunham

This living legend, from East St. Louis, Illinois, discusses the famous "Dunham Technique" and provides valuable insight into Alvin Ailey the man, and her influence on his career. Proceeds from this evening will benefit the Katherine Dunham Museum in East St. Louis.

Visit the Katherine Dunham Centers for Arts and Humanities website.

Katherine Dunham speaks at MOCRA

November 12, 1993: Blacks in the Arts: Past, Present and Future

Robert Powell, owner of Portfolio Gallery in St. Louis, discusses the role of blacks in the arts.

November 19, 1993: St. Alphonsus Rock Choir

Musicians and singers from St. Alphonsus Rock Church in St. Louis, under the direction of Malcolm Speed, present a spirit-filled evening of gospel music featuring songs from Alvin Ailey's Revelations.

November 26, 1993: Sister Harriet Williams and All My Children

Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with an inspiring gospel concert.

December 3, 1993: The Katherine Dunham Junior Dance Company

Enjoy a sampling of the Dunham Technique the captured the heart and soul of Alvin Ailey.

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