"Rainbow 'Round my Shoulder"

"Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder"

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company will perform Rainbow ’Round My Shoulder, Donald McKayle’s 1959 masterpiece. Considered one of Mr. McKayle’s signature works, it depicts workers on a chain gang and powerfully explores an aspect of the African American experience. Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder will be performed on March 22 and 24 at 7:00 p.m., and on March 26 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.boxoffice.dance

Destan Owens with Michael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational Voices will provide the vocals for Donald McKayle’s Rainbow ’Round My Shoulder. The music is set to chain gang songs originally compiled by Alan Lomax, arranged by Robert de Cormier, Milton Okum and Donald York. The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) will perform Rainbow ’Round My Shoulder on March 22 and 24 at 7:00 p.m., and on March 26 at 8:00 p.m.

Presented by Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance