Dancer Liz Lerman Leaves Baltimore; Don Hicken Retires From BSA; Baltimore City Youth Go To Cuba | WYPR

Dancer Liz Lerman Leaves Baltimore; Don Hicken Retires From BSA; Baltimore City Youth Go To Cuba

Aug 26, 2016

 

Award winning dancer and choreographer Liz Lerman
Credit MacArthur Foundation

Liz Lerman, a MacArthur award winning dancer and choreographer joins Tom to discuss her new appointment as a Professor in the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.

Then, Donald Hicken, who retired from the theater department at the Baltimore School of the Arts in June, joins Tom to share his reflections after three and a half decades of changing young lives. 

And, Sharayna Christmas is a dancer, writer and the executive director of Muse 360, an organization that works with youth to cultivate their interests in the arts.  In July, Muse 360 took a  group of young people from Baltimore City to Havana, Cuba where for two weeks they studied history, Spanish and dance. The trip was put together in conjunction with The African Diaspora Alliance and Frederick Douglass High School.   This program originally aired on June 17, 2016.