Amplifying Black Brilliance Program Details 2022!
Classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 1-March 18, 2022.
(Program dates for Amplifying Black Brilliance are tentative based on the ever-changing safety guidelines regarding COVID-19.
We are working with guidelines from the CDC, Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Bucks County Health Department to develop the most comprehensive plan to keep program participants and staff safe.
Please continue to monitor our website for the latest program updates.)
Location: 5616 Mitchell Road, Levittown, PA 19057
Class Times: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30p.m.
Students participate in two classes.
Classes offered in person, COVID-19 safety precautions required.
History of Amplifying Black Brilliance
In March 2021, ArtRageous and No Longer Bound teamed up to launch the Amplifying Black Brilliance program. This program centers and amplifies the voices of Black youth through the platforms of poetry, drama, and hip hop dance. Youth engaged twice a week virtually in educational activities focused on Black history, culture, and heritage. For eight weeks with the guidance of highly accomplished teaching artists, learners participated in acting, poetry and hip hop dance classes. Young people worked together as an ensemble to create original group and individual poems focused on confidence and healthy self-esteem building.
In acting class participants wrote and acted in original scenes inspired from African proverbs. Through physical exploration in Hip hop dance class students activated their poems physically and learned choreography exploring the historical and social roots of dance in African American culture. On May 7, 2021 students celebrated their achievements with family and friends by presenting their showcase through a community film screening via Zoom.