FORT WORTH AFRICAN AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, March 13, 2021
12:00PM to 10:00PM
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Celebrating the African American roots of early American music
Coming to Arts Fifth Avenue in Fort Worth's Fairmount Historic District
About the Teacher-Justin Boccitto
A NOTE FROM ARTS FIFTH AVENUE
Justin is an award-winning artist from New York working in theatre, film, music, and dance. He's performed throughout the country playing such roles as ‘Don Lockwood’ in Singin’ in the Rain, ‘Bert’ in Mary Poppins, and ‘Rooster’ in Annie. He appeared on MTV’s reality show, “Made” as well as the front cover of Dance Informa Magazine. Justin’s choreographic work garnered praise at the Gypsy of The Year Awards, Choreographer’s Canvas, and his awarding winning productions of Hairspray (Nashville) and Crazy For You (Sharon Playhouse). He was also honored with two Best Choreography Awards from the New York Musical Festival. His own cabaret show, Song & Dance Men, performed in New York and regionally and is currently available for bookings. Justin teaches theatre dance and tap at Broadway Dance Center and Marymount Manhattan College while also running Common Ground, a new environment for tap dancers @commongroundtap. He is a proud member of Actor's Equity and The Society of Directors and Choreographers.
Fort Worth is a city with a rich, diverse musical history and a thriving arts community. The Fort Worth African American Roots Music Festival was created to deepen the history and broaden the local arts scene by sowing the seeds of a new music community, and placing Fort Worth in the vanguard bringing awareness to an often forgotten piece of America's musical history.
Come join us at Arts Fifth Avenue in the Fairmount National Historic District for a day of performances, workshops, community jams and dancing with award-winning artists from around the country representing the African American past, present, and future of old time, jug band, early blues, jazz, and beyond.
The Fort Worth African American Roots Music Festival is programming of Arts Fifth Avenue, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Arts Fifth Avenue receives partial funding provided by the Arts Council of Fort Worth, The City of Fort Worth, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, North Texas Giving Day Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, JES Edwards Foundation, Wm E. Scott Foundation, H.W. Fort Flowers Foundation, and the Dorothea Leonhardt Foundation.
Saturday December 5th
2-3pm CST Beginner Tap
3:15-4:15pm CST Intermediate Tap
Arts Fifth Avenue
1628 5th Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
or online via Zoom
Mask required. All social distancing rules & protocols will be followed. These classes will take place outside - weather permitting.
Registration and Payment for classes through Common Ground
Fall 2020-Summer 2021 Performance/Learning Opportunity for
8th-12th Graders in the Fort Worth Area!
You are invited to be a part of a brand new performance/learning opportunity from
The Spotlight Series.
The Spotlight Series is an initiative supported by the Slaughter Family Arts Awards to inspire a bond within the Fort Worth artistic community. The goal is to support a project or a production of a Fort Worth native that will positively impact and shift the attention to the blossoming artistic talent in Fort Worth. The voices of such projects are sure to evolve over time. Today, we are passing the mic to Joe Westermann.
For the first year of the Spotlight Series, Executive Producer Joe Westermann will help young artists in the Fort Worth area create a production of:
A Chorus Line: High School Edition!
A Chorus Line - High School Edition is a full-length version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, adapted for performance by high school students with family audiences. Every aspect of the show has been developed specifically for high school performers: dialogue and content are age-appropriate, dance sequences are of a length befitting high school dancers, and allowances are made to feature actors of any race or ethnicity. The materials have been prepared - with the authors' approval - to help your school or organization mount the best possible production and to give your students an exciting and rewarding experience.
A Chorus Line is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway performers, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include "What I Did for Love," "One," "I Can Do That," "At the Ballet," "The Music and the Mirror," and "I Hope I Get It." A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, the show was instantly recognized as a classic.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Students may submit for roles as performers, stage management, direction, costuming, choreography, marketing, music direction, technical crew and design and more.
for details on submissions.
Submissions are due by October 9, 2020.
Performances-June 11 & 12, 2020
Should you have any questions or should you wish to schedule a time to chat with Spotlight Series Executive Producer, Joe Westermann, about the project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Learn more at: SPOTLIGHT SERIES
Welcome to Arts Fifth Avenue (A5A) in Fort Worth, TX ...where the arts are alive, waiting for you to discover, experience, and express at our eclectic neighborhood visual and performing arts center.
Located at the corner of 5th Avenue and West Allen Avenue in the Fairmount Southside Historic District of Fort Worth, we invite you to enjoy a variety of classes in the performing and visual arts for ages 4 years to adult.
Also enjoy our productions of theatre, music, art exhibitions, dance concerts and much more.
CG on Tour: Fort Worth Edition
Arts Fifth Avenue is proud to welcome Justin Boccitto back to Fort Worth for this exciting Masterclass with Common Ground!
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1628 5TH AVENUE
FORT WORTH, TX
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Arts Fifth Avenue has decided, for the safety of our students, artists, audience members and staff to postpone all events and classes until the Corona Virus outbreak is under control. We will resume and extend all classes as soon as we can.
If you have any questions please call: 817-923-9500
Arts Fifth Avenue is slowly but surly attempting to return to some form of normalcy by offering the following events to you!