Celebrating Pearl Primus

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. ET


Collaborators, colleagues, and friends of Pearl Primus assemble for a special evening to honor the legacy of the legendary choreographer-dancer, who lived and worked in western Massachusetts. A screening of the documentary, Pearl Primus, “Omowale,” Child Returned Home, by Stan Sherer is followed by a panel conversation with Sherer, dance artists Michael Manswell and Kim Bears, dance scholar M’bewe Escobar, scholars Peggy Schwartz and Murray Schwartz (honored during the event for donating their Pearl Primus archives to UMass), and moderated by former UMass dance professor, Paul Dennis.