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Waterworks emerging artists showcase

WaterWorks Emerging Artists Showcase

Live/Reserved Seating
Priority Seating: $25
General Seating: $15


Featuring Tariq Al-Sabir / Jennifer Cendaña Armas / Shenny De Los Angeles / Vinson Fraley / Edisa Weeks

The WaterWorks Emerging Artists program is designed for budding artists of color, to enable and nurture the developmental process in their creative work, instincts, and business skills. Throughout the one-year commission, artists develop an original performance piece, culminating in a work-in-progress showcase, at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse. The yearlong program offers commissioning support, mentorship, critical feedback, and professional development opportunities for each artist.

For nearly 30 years, Harlem Stage’s early career commissioning program has provided commissioning grants for creating new work at different stages of development by a diverse body of early-career artists of color.

In this culminating performance, Harlem Stage presents: Tariq Al-Sabir, a musician, producer, vocalist, and composer. An accomplished performance artist, Jennifer Cendaña Armas. An interdisciplinary artist and poet, Shenny De Los Angeles. Vinson Fraley, a dancer and choreographer. Edisa Weeks, an educator and choreographer. These visionary and innovative artists have created profound and compelling pieces pulling inspiration from their personal experiences, present-day society, and more.

Join us at Harlem Stage for a night of awe-inspiring talent.

Commissioned by Harlem Stage through its WaterWorks Emerging Artists Program and is supported by a grant from the Jerome Foundation. Other supporters of the WaterWorks Emerging Artists Program are the Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Thompson Family Foundation, and the Leonard & Robert Weintraub Family Fund.