Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Alabama Ghost Stories

Alabama Ghost Stories will combine the Southern oral storytelling tradition with movement and dance for a unique audience experience of Kathryn Tucker Windham’s book, 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey. This performance will explore these classic tales as well as the universal theme of how this Deep South state relates to its past.

Alabama Ghost Stories featured choreography by Victoria Niblett and Grace Kurosaka. In collaboration with Joanna Hardy’s Swallowtail Dance, come enjoy a double billed show of Swallowtail Dance’s “Dwell In” and our “Alabama Ghost Stories.”

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Global Water Dances
Jun
15
3:00 PM15:00

Global Water Dances

On June 15, 2019, communities around the world will “dance for safe water everywhere”. Global Water Dances (GWD) performances at each site will highlight a local water issue and take place near a related body of water. Choreographers, dance groups, organizations, water activists and members of the community will gather to take action, to solve their immediate water problems. This worldwide event, linked throughout the day via broadcast and social media, will challenge countless observers, locally and online, to deepen their understanding about the importance of water in communities the world over.

We were invited to participate with our Chapter 7 of the Sweet Home Storytelling Dance Series, 132,000 of Alabama Rivers and Streams.

We will perform at the Cahaba River Walk Park, Mountain Brook on June 15th at 3:00 pm. 

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Three Ballerinas: A Moving Sketch
Jun
8
3:00 PM15:00

Three Ballerinas: A Moving Sketch

Sweet Home Storytelling Dance Series, a project of Jellybean Dance Collective for the Alabama Bicentennial celebration, presents Three Ballerinas: A Moving Sketch.

Three Ballerinas is a sketch by Alabama native Zelda Fitzgerald, an artist, dancer, painter, writer, and icon of the Jazz Age. The Jellybean Dance Collective interprets the three figures seen in Zelda's sketch to represent the three facets of a singular entity: mind, body, and spirit. The trio on Zelda's page moves in an intricate dance of identity expression based on three parts of one whole. While this performance's narrative draws heavily on Zelda's own experience with the coexisting of mind, body, and spirit in a singular self, this story is a universal one.

Each of us understands the journeys between the harmony and discord of our three selves and their direct impact on identity expression, and the experience of both the internal and external worlds.

This work is performed in honor of Zelda Fitzgerald and hopes to promote the truth surrounding her legacy as well as her own contributions to the artistic realm. Ultimately though, this work wishes to tell Zelda's story in a way that makes each of us realize the importance of creating and telling stories of our own.

Entrance to each performance is a donation that will go straight to the collective's journey to France for a performance at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference, and funding future community performances.

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Sweet Home Storytelling Dance Series: Zelda Fitzgerald
Apr
3
11:00 AM11:00

Sweet Home Storytelling Dance Series: Zelda Fitzgerald

  • The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Women's Month Performance at the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Women's Month Performance at the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum

  • F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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!

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Dec
10
8:00 AM08:00

Sweet Home Storytelling Dance Series, Chapter Two: Alabama Black Bear

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.

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Filming "Changé" with Director Danielle Wilcox
Nov
30
to Dec 2

Filming "Changé" with Director Danielle Wilcox

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.

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