The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum and Victoria Niblett's Jellybean Dance Collective will be presenting a very special performance of the Sweet Home Storytelling Dance Series for F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald’s 99th wedding anniversary on April 3!
The Sweet Home Storytelling Dance Series was created with the goal of inspiring others through the universal language of movement to engage with our state’s history in a unique and interdisciplinary way. The bicentennial is an opportune time for remembering Alabama’s history and gaining the tools to build a better tomorrow; this series hopes to capitalize on this exciting time in our state.
The Sweet Home Storytelling Dance Series hopes that through these performances, you can see all the stories Alabama has to tell and what makes this state a “Sweet Home” worth commemorating, celebrating, and investing in for a brighter future.
On April 3, you will be able to engage with the legacy of Alabama native and Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame member, Zelda Fitzgerald.
After the ten minute performances at 11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm a short Q&A will be held to facilitate discussion and educate audiences on this incredible Alabamian and the impact she made.
This educational series will be held amongst the galleries of the Fitzgerald Museum as an immersive exhibit, and allow you to truly experience the creative energy of the house where F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda Fitzgerald wrote their respective novels, Tender is the Night and Save Me the Waltz.
Between performances and discussion, there will also be time to tour the beautiful Fitzgerald Home with a knowledgeable guide throughout your visit!
This event is for EVERYONE, not just dancers, literature fans, or arts lovers. It is family friendly and will engage audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Come on out to the beautiful Fitz Museum on April 3 to connect with Alabama’s history in a fun and unique way!
Please adhere to the museum admittance fee of $10, though donations directed to funding more performances of the Sweet Home Series are also graciously accepted.
Come watch this VERY SPECIAL edition of the Sweet Home Storytelling Dance Series project. This performance will feature Chapter One: Zelda Fitzgerald and Chapter Three: Tallulah Bankhead.
But wait there’s more…. On March 16 for International Women’s Month, the Sweet Home Storytelling Dance Series will premiere TWO NEW CHAPTERS!
Chapter Five: Ruby Pickens Tartt and Chapter Six: Vera Hall
You’ll see Victoria Niblett as Zelda, Morgan Moore as Tallulah, Eryn Cade as Vera, and Grace Kurosaka as Ruby.
YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!
We’re getting ready for Alabama's 199th birthday on December 14 of 2018! To kick off the birthday week, a mini performance of Sweet Home Storytelling Dance Series will be held at Bryan Elementary. This chapter will focus on the Alabama black bear population and will educate students from kindergarten to fifth grade in an inclusive assembly. The performance will last 5 minutes with a subsequent Q&A session and educational discussion for audience members to have a chance to contextualize the subjects discussed and encourage inquiry for further educational materials, literature, art, and history books.
Y’all come be a part of the process and observe rehearsal for the newest installments of Sweet Home: A Dancing Documentation of Alabama History, “Three Ballerinas” and “Zelda.”
Filming with cast and crew for the short film Changé will happen November 30 - December 2. In this experimental film, dance and movement is choreographed by Victoria Niblett and she will be on set playing the character of “the woman.” The film will be completed by Spring of 2019 and will be submitted to festivals across the country.