- Something Positive Dance Company has been making big moves and a major name for themselves with industry heavy hitters. In the last month, internationally renowned actor and activist Danny Glover
and legendary recording artist and producer David Rudder
hosted a fundraiser benefiting the company. Host committee members included Schomburg Center Chief, Dr. Howard Dodson
; Celebrity make-up artist, Sam Fine
; Alvin Ailey
dancer and associate producer of Disney
's "The Lion King" on Broadway, Aubrey Lynch II
; Philanthropist, Danny Simmons
; BET Producer and Entertainment Lawyer, Nathan Hale Williams
; and author, Akoshia Yoba
Following their celebrity studded fundraiser, the company headlined at the state-of the-art Jamaica Performing Arts Center; opened a New York Times
Center concert chaired by iconic actor Geoffrey Holder
; performed at a benefit for Congresswoman Yvette Clarke
; delivered a heart stopping performance at a tribute concert for the late dance icon Professor Rex Nettleford
; and wrapped their last few whirlwind weeks with a special presentation for elementary
school students in the Bronx. The company is now intensely rehearsing for Something Positive in Concert! The extravaganza will be presented at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts on Saturday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 6 at 3 p.m. at Brooklyn's Long Island University Campus (Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb and Willoughby).
Founded by cultural icon, the late Cheryl Byron
, Something Positive has performed an original repertoire at venues including the African Burial Ground National Monument, American Museum of Natural History, Dwyer Cultural Center, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. In 2007, Something Positive had the honor of being the only performing company invited to commemorate the official unveiling of the African Burial Ground National Monument.
Comprised of more than 40 dancers, singers and musicians, Something Positive is one of the premiere performing arts companies in New York City
, continually praised for "successfully combining art and culture with entertainment." Something Positive has conducted theatre, dance, music and costuming workshops and educational programs for more than 250,000 youth and 300,000 community members over the last decade.
Tickets to the concerts are $25.
For more information go to www.kumbletheater.org
, or call 718-488-1624.