The critically-acclaimed SOUL NATIVITY returns to Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) for third year. Conceived and directed by HSA’s Artistic Director Alfred Preisser and, this year, with new choreography by world-renowned Director and Choreographer Otis Sallid (pictured) who has worked with Patti LaBelle, Mariah Carey and more.SOUL NATIVITY 2016 is a musical theatre extravaganza featuring song, dance and comedy that will explore the story of the Nativity through a modern – day interpretation. The score is infused with Gospel, R&B, Pop, Hip Hop and Rock in an altogether original conception of a timeless story. This year’s performance will include guest performances by The Harlem Japanese Gospel Choir and Voices of the Flame. A joyous pageant for all ages and ideal for lovers of art, music, dance and the holiday season. SOUL NATIVITY will run on the weekends of Friday, December 9 – Sunday December 11 and Friday December 16 – 18; and a final show on Friday December 23. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door; $15 students and seniors; and $15 for groups of 15 or more. Tickets can be purchased at: www.hsanyc.org/soulnativity2016/. The show will take place at HSA’s Theater located at: 649 Saint Nicholas Avenue, New York, New York 10030.
“SOUL NATIVITY is a really special show, and I feel like everyone that has participated in in through the years, both uptown and downtown, have invented this version. I also feel like this theatre here on St. Nicholas Avenue is its best and true home, states HSA’s Artistic Director Alfred Preisser. “Since we always consider it as happening “today” it always feels new and connected to what’s happening in the world at this very moment; since we’re telling a beloved and iconic story, it feels both timeless and familiar. It’s an homage to hope and joy, and obviously our world needs as much of that as we can possibly muster.”
“Otis Sallid’s mentorship and direction with this year’s SOUL NATIVITY extends our mission to expose students to pioneering artists and legends in their field.” Preisser adds, “Sallid is teaching our student technique, discipline and performance – that is a master class in itself ”
Mr. Sallid stated, “It is such a pleasure being back in Harlem working with so many young people in the community. A true joy to work in such a special show.”
SHOW DATES: Friday December 9 • 7PM
Saturday December 10 • 3PM and 7PM
Sunday December 11 • 3PM
Friday December 16 • 7PM
Saturday December 17 • 3PM and 7PM
Sunday December 18 • 3PM
FINAL SHOW: Friday December 23 • 7PM with After Party Closing Performance – Special Tickets: visit: www.hsanyc.org/soulnativity2016/
$20 in advance at: www.hsanyc.org/soulnativity2016/
$25 at the door/$15 student/senior
$15 for groups of 15 or more; for information about group sales call: 212.802.8200.
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