Moving audiences with an energetic and high-spirited style of harmony, the East Coast Inspirational Singers hail from Harlem and specialize in Gospel, R&B, Pop, Broadway, Jazz and Blues. They are no stranger to the stage, having been featured in off-Broadway and Broadway shows such as Dreamgirls, Smokey Joe’s Café, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Black Nativity, The Color Purple, Motown The Musical, The Wiz, RENT, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair and Showboat, with performances at world famous theaters like The Apollo, The Blue Note, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, PlayStation Theater and Carnegie Hall. The group has toured with renowned artists including Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Patti LaBelle and many others, as well as made appearances on television shows such VH1 Divas, Good Morning America, The Harry Connick Show, Regis & Kelly, BET, The Today Show, The David Letterman Show, The View and PBS.
The story of displacement is a universal human story. Whether displaced through forces beyond our control, through choice, or even through the acceleration of cultural and technological evolution around us, all humans are marked by adaptation and re-orientation. Understanding this helps us understanding ourselves. In 2019, after working for years with military veterans and their stories, The Telling Project officially launched this new initiative, “The Same Moon,” creating performances in which immigrant and refugee populations had the opportunity to tell their stories to their communities. Whether generations past, or in their own lifetimes, every American citizen bears the legacy of displacement – an experience that has impacted, and unites, us all. During the late summer and early fall KCP Presents will work with the nationally acclaimed Telling Project to meet with Vermonters who have power experiences of migration to share. Through a series of dialogues, we’ll create a documentary theater script. Then we’ll rehearse the performance to present this evening-length show.
Mark Barry celebrates life with paint brush in hand. No moment is too small — flying down the hill on a sled, skiing in fresh powder or snuggled by the fire with a favorite book — and he captures each one with bold, brilliant color, often in large scale, to capture each moment’s importance. Mark Barry paints happiness and celebrates the gift of time and his deep appreciation of life — and the viewer quickly realizes it is contagious. Join us in our gallery for a free opening reception, and meet the artist.
In The Same Moon, the Telling Project’s stories focus on eight New Vermonters who have come to Vermont from all over the world to settle, work, learn and become a part of our communities. Although Vermont is often described as culturally homogeneous, it has a long history of multi-ethnic immigration to the state. Early immigrants included Scots, Italians and French-Canadians. Freed and escaped slaves were among our very first settlers, fighting as Vermonters in the American Revolution. More recent waves include families from Southeast Asia, North Africa, the Middle East and Latin America who have created homes here, contributed to our communities, and made their mark on Vermont. The story of displacement is a universal human story. Whether displaced through forces beyond our control, through choice, or even through the acceleration of cultural, technological, economic or environmental change, all humans are marked by adaptation and re-orientation. Understanding this helps us understand ourselves. Directed and produced by Ariel Zevon, Sahra Ali and Jay Craven for KCP Presents.
Just getting started in nordic skiing? Want some tips to improve your form? We will be hosting three group ski lessons on campus over the winter, taught by an experienced local ski marathoner and PSIA level I Nordic instructor (classic, skate & tele).