Ali Cultural Arts Center to Honor Esther Rolle’s Dancing Career with New Exhibition
Ali Cultural Arts Center Honors Dancing Career Of Iconic Actress And Good Times Star Esther Rolle with a new exhibition with jury. While living in New York City, the famous Pompano Beach-born actress was a member of the Shogola Oloba dance troupe, created and directed by the master. Asadata Dafora, and became its director in 1960. Paying tribute to this aspect of her career, artists from across the country have submitted works that reflect the spirit of the legendary star. Dance-An Esther Rolle The Inspired exhibition runs from October 29 to February 9. The opening takes place on Friday October 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, www.pompanobeacharts.org.
“The town of Pompano Beach feels a deep connection with Esther Rolle. The incredible success she has achieved and her love for this city, make her a revered figure in our community. We are honored to celebrate its legacy in the field of dance with this dynamic new exhibition, ”said Phyllis Korab, Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs.
The artists featured at The Ali exhibit all levels of experience, but the unifying aspect is a level of respect that each work reflects. Capture the spirit of Esther Rolle and her love of dancing were key elements jurors sought out.
Featured artists include Annemarie Baldauf, Lisa Brown, Rishona Cann, Cesar Ceballos, Robert Derrick, Fanny Emmanuel, Andrea Fortunoff, Lindsey Morrison Grant, Kianga Jinaki, Debra Keneipp, Alice Laputka, Janice McCaskill, Ivy McCray, Eva Montealegre, Falene Osgood, Phyllis Petrillo, Roberta Rousos, Jerry Schwimmer, Barbara Simonson, Jennifer Tisdale, and Michael Zlocki.
The jurors for this exhibition were Jemilah Jones, Artistic and Program Director, Ashanti Cultural Arts and
Luctricia Welters, Founding Director of Jubilee Dance Theater and Former Alvin Ailey and the soloist of the Philadanco Dance Company.
Ali Cultural Arts Center opening hours
Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ali Cultural Arts Center is located at 353 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Pompano Beach