Latest News with Legacy Arts

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Latest News with Legacy Arts
So much has transpired since our last newsletter in August. The unease of humanity, striking within hearts and homes around the world. None of us immune. What becomes of our time, our presence, our interactions with each other? What is our responsibility to this lifetime? As an arts organization, what is our duty? What is our role?

As we seek the answers as an organization, it becomes clear that the journey is personal. We must embody and enact the very ideals that wish to see in the world. We must show up, ready to love who we are, loving each other, and intending the healing of humanity.

Since last you heard from us, we've been in a state of transition. Preparing to move from one space to another has had us a little off the radar. Nevertheless, we have continued our momentum, bubbling beneath the surface, preparing for the seasons ahead.

And we return with renewed senses, feelings of gratitude for our work; that of Legacy, the arts community, the city of Pittsburgh, and the world. We realize that we are here to create, express, and experience the wonders and love of being human - mind, body, and spirit.


FEBRUARY  23, 2019

Nominations for the 12th Annual Keepers of the Flame Awards

With next year's event quickly approaching, the Legacy Arts Project is seeking nominations from the community for our 2019 awards. The requirements for nominees is that they have been producing creative works of the African diaspora in Pittsburgh for at least 20 years.
Click here to make a nomination

Gwen's Girls and Legacy Arts

African dance is widely seen as a way to expose youth and adults to dance and drums of Africa, that it is good exercise and fun to do. For most, all of that is true. For Legacy, we know that its all that, then some.

The new partnership between Gwen's Girls and Legacy bring approximately 20 girls to experience movement, art-making, and group conversation weekly, all for the sake of cultural exposure and well-being.
Legacy adopts the maxim that people are able to thrive when they know who they are. We work with artists to create programming that strengthens self-identity, builds creative skills, and embraces the uniqueness of each individual.

The partnership is scheduled to continue through the new year.
Upcoming Events
Did You Say You Want to DANCE!!!
African, Hip Hop, Salsa, and Tap - Movement for the Mind, Body & Soul
Now Through February
'Mamas with Grace' Dance Class 
With Ebony Naimah 

Come move to the rhythms of African music from around the world. Tailored to your body and mobility, this class is for those who want to move with safety and enjoyment.
1pm - 2:30pm (every Saturday through February)

For The Mature and Beginners
Class fee: $5

Special Guest Dec 1stNorma Jean Barnes
Register for Class
Join us for our second installment of 'Hip Hop and the Get Down Gang'. Known throughout the region as the hottest Hip Hop Group in Pittsburgh, each member brings their skill, passion, and knowledge to any dance class, studio or stage. We are honored to host them for classes open to all ages.
Class fee: $10
November 17th, 6pm - 7:30pm
Instructor: Pyurtek 

November 30th, 6pm - 7:30pm
Instructor: Stealth 
February 2019: TBD
Instructor: Cuba
Register for Class

Salsa Con Savor Workshop

With Ryan Mitchell

Join us December 15th from 4:30pm - 6:00pm for hot Salsa with our friend, Ryan Mitchell. Stick around after class for some Cuban small bites from Fernando Reynoso.

Class fee: $15
Open to all ages

Register for Class

Art of Sound

"Rhythms of the World"

Whether you have experience with Tap or not, but you have an interest to try, this is the workshop for you. Learn from Cindy Jackson as she shares her footwork with friends and family of the Legacy Arts Project.

Dec 10th, 2018 
14th 2019
11th 2019

Class fee: $10
Register for Class
All classes take place at the Legacy Arts Project studio:
The Factory
7501 Penn Avenue

Call: 412-607-8375
"Love brings beauty to everything and everyone.
Most of all, love brings beauty to you." ~ Sanaya Roman
Support for the Legacy Arts Project comes from:
The Heinz Endowments, Pittsburgh Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Grable Foundation, and the Eden Hall Foundation.
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