Roots & Wings is a unique theatre project integrating art,
poetry, dance, music and performance as catalysts
for restoration of self and community.
Roots & Wings began this journey over a year ago. Our goal was to take a deep dive into Urban, Appalachian, & West African culture and explore how that shapes the experience of being black in Kentucky. We worked with the Youth in the five Zones of Hope , traveled to Harlan and to Senegal. Join Roots and Wings November 5th & 6th as we bring these experiences to the stage in a special performance!
Roots & Wings Presents
The Blood Always Returns
an Original Stage Production at the Kentucky Center for the Arts
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THE BLOOD ALWAYS RETURNS
Two young people struggle with their own identities and the issues they see in their community. These problems come to the forefront as they examine what it means to be Black in Kentucky. Exploring the histories of Africa, Kentucky and their own family, they develop an understanding of who they are and the roots of the challenges in their community. A culmination of dramatic events lead them to the revelation that the keys to transformation already lie within.
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ROOTS & WINGS RECEIVES NATIONAL ARTPLACE AMERICA GRANT
Louisville, KY – Roots & Wings is among 38 recipients of ArtPlace America’s 2015 National Grants Program. ArtPlace, one of the nation’s largest philanthropies dedicated to creative placemaking, is investing $280,000 in Louisville, KY to further integrate arts and culture into the field of community planning and development. ArtPlace selected Roots & Wings from a pool of nearly 1,300 applicants nationwide.
Roots & Wings will work to link Appalachian, West African and urban arts in Louisville’s “Zones of Hope,” culminating in a theater production that will exhibit local cultural assets/heritage and engage young people as advocates for equitable development in these neighborhoods.
Roots & Wings has a mission of engaging with the community and sharing the arts through performances and workshops.
If you would like Roots & Wings to perform at your event please submit a request.
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