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Topeka Links, Inc. to Host "Setting the Stage" Feb. 27

kcailey      The Topeka Chapter of the Links, Inc. will present Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey's (KCFAA)Setting the Stage on Saturday, February 27, 6:00 p.m.  The performance will be held in the Highland Park High School Auditorium. There is no cost to attend, but a $10 donation is suggested for reserved seating options.
      "We are very excited to partner with the Topeka Chapter of the Links to present Setting the Stage and spread the word about AileyCamp," said Tyrone Aiken KCFAA Chief Artistic Officer. "The Topeka AileyCamp program started five years ago and has since received tremendous support from the Topeka community and KCFAA Board members alike. During the six-week summer camp, AileyCampers learn that dancing is challenging and fun and helps them in sports and other aspects of life."
      The innovative six-week summer camp is built upon the philosophy that the skills needed to learn dance are effective tools for developing self-esteem in young people through self-discipline, critical thinking, and cooperative learning skills.
      All donations will benefit Topeka's AileyCamp, an innovative summer program designed to serve children in grades six through eight, ages 11-14.
      Setting the Stage will be featured as part of The Links Black History Program. "Anytime there's an opportunity to provide service to our youth and enrich the community, we're definitely willing to do it," said Glenda Kearney DuBoise, President of the Topeka Chapter of Links, Inc. "...and Setting the Stage is a riveting piece that's sure to educate and delight."
      Setting the Stage is a visual journey through African-American dance history. This multi-media story of African-American dance is interwoven into the broader tapestry of history, and gives insights into the legacies of African-American pioneers in modern dance. Setting the Stage was developed and choreographed by Aiken, and inspired by the photo documentary Classic Black, which was originally presented at the Lincoln Center to commemorate African-Americans in classical dance prior to 1970.
      The Links Black History Program is supported by Capitol Federal®, the Topeka Public Schools and the African American Male Leadership Council.
      For more information on this event and to purchase reserved seating, please visit www.kcfaa.org.

For more information about the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey and AileyCamp, please visit www.kcfaa.org.

About Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey

The mission of Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA) is making dance accessible to all people by presenting the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, teaching young people critical life skills through dance, and modeling interracial and multi-cultural community partnerships. 

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