Changing The Race Dance

THURSDAY, SEPT 28 @ 7PM - A moving dance performance examining how we talk about race, and imagining how we can break down the barriers that divide us.

Thursday, Sept 28 - 7-8:30pm
Charter Arts

Tickets: $15


Co-presented by Sarah Carlson | DanceLink and Soyinka Rahim | BIBOLOVE.US

This showcase performance invites choreographers of diverse racial backgrounds to present a work that speaks to current challenges and aspirations for race relations going forward. Focused around building connections that can develop into a healthy diverse artist community, as well as bridging people, ideas, and understanding through the power of movement.

Digital program book HERE!


Changing the Race Dance features the following artists: Nick Daniels, Sarah Carlson, Firuzi Desai, Venrick James, Giselle Mercedes, Jessica Mitcham, Dierdre Van Walters, & Soyinka Rahim

PLEASE NOTE: There will be interactive moments during the performance, where you will be invited to join in from your seats with Soyinka Rahim.

CONTENT WARNING: This performance is recommended for guests ages 12 and up due to mature subject matter/content

POST-PERFORMANCE: There will be a brief talkback with the performers and creators immediately following the performance.

VENUE: Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts – 321 E 3rd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015

RUN TIME: 90 minutes

PARKING: There is nearby street or lot parking (here s a link to Bethlehem parking options). Recommended options include: 1) Mechanic Street Parking Lot between Webster & Taylor Streets and Mechanic Street and the Greenway 2 min walk or 2) the Polk St. Garage (400 Block E. 3rd St.) 2 min walk.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: The building and the restrooms are fully accessible. Theatrical ASL Interpretation will be available for this performance, provided by Carl Mallard & Susane Morekin. Please contact us at (610) 867-1689 or via email at if you have questions or would like to request designated seating.

[Image description: A group of dancers huddled together, mid performance. The group is made up of performers of various ethnicities and ages. They all reach for each other, twisting their bodies to reach and stretch and feel one another. Some look at each other, some look away or close their eyes. They all wear casual everyday outfits – jeans, flannel, flowy blouses, leggings, etc. They dance on top of a solid black marley floor, and behind them is a solid brick wall.]