Monday, September 27, 2004Augusta Savage Gallery 7:00 pm
Maria Mitchell is a skilled and expressive dancer, and her very presence on the stage is mesmerizing! She has shared the bill with such jazz greats as Joseph Jarman, Leroy Jenkins, Billy Bang, and other innovative musical improvisers. Capturing the eye of international audiences, Mitchell's expressive style, fierce energy, and sensitive timing display an impressive range of dance training and other influences on her work. These include modern and jazz techniques, traditional West African movement, the healing arts, and a long-standing passion for African American literary work. Moreover, her many years as a gifted educator working with children, teachers, and community social workers has earned her a reputation as an intuitive and highly effective educator.