The Apollo Theater announced details of its spring 2021 season, which will take place exclusively online! The season features a broad range of free and ticketed virtual events, including the Apollo Film series celebration of House Party and House Party 2, cult classics created more than 30 years ago. The virtual program includes performances by Kid ‘N Play, Full force and more. The season expands the nonprofit theater’s road as a partner, commissioner, and co-producer of programming that centers Black artists and voices from the African Diaspora, while tackling important social issues for Harlem, New York and the nation.
“From our celebration of House Party and the return of the Women of the World Festival, to our educational and community events, the Apollo Theater’s 87th season will offer our audiences and artists numerous opportunities for connection,, joy, and inspiration,” said Apollo Theater Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes. “We know how deeply important it is that the Apollo offer a safe space for our community to express themselves freely and to celebrate Black voices, and I’m thrilled that we are able to continue to bring audiences together on the Apollo Digital State as we look forward to the bright future ahead when we are able to physically come together once more.”
In March we will honor Women’s History Month with our bi-annual WOW (Women of the World) Festival presented in partnership with the WOW Foundation. This year’s theme “Black Women Transcending” will feature more than 80 thought leaders, scholars, and artists over two days of panels, workshops, and performances. Throughout the season we will also bring Roc Nation’s Infinity Song to the stage of our Apollo Music Café and offer a range of Apollo Education events for families and audiences of all ages, including a career panel, Footprint – Design and Creativity in Sneaker Culture, an exploration of the cultural, societal, and aesthetic impact of the fashion industry behemoth: the sneaker.
The Apollo also celebrates the return of some Apollo favorites including Music Cafe’, Comedy Club, Live Wire, Career Panels, ImageNation’s Cocktails & Sol Cinema + more.
Check out the entire Spring 2021 Calendar of Events Here.
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