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Potpourri of the Arts

One of the most amazing and diverse collaborative performance events.

November 12 – 7:30 p.m.IU Auditorium, Bloomington

The African American Arts Institute opens its concert season with the powerful, exciting, and diverse Potpourri of the Arts, featuring the African American Dance Company, African American Choral Ensemble, and IU Soul Revue.

African American Dance Company Spring Concert

Black dance performance at its best!

April 15 – 7:30 p.m.Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, Bloomington
The legendary African American Dance Company will share an eclectic array of performance works from the African diaspora, ranging from traditional African dance to contemporary styles. Bolstered by a new, world-premiere dance from its award-winning director, this electrifying performance will feature new works and exciting guest performers!

Stafford C. Berry Jr., Director

IU Soul Revue Spring Concert

Powerful! Sensational! Soulful!

April 22 – 7:30 p.m.– Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, Bloomington

Presenting America’s first and finest collegiate popular music ensemble in its 51st spring concert, featuring vocal groups and a dynamic band in interpretations of timeless R&B and soul music.

James Strong, Director

African American Choral Ensemble Spring Concert

Celebrating choral music by and about Black Americans

April 29 – 7:30 p.m.– Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, Bloomington

From spirituals and folk songs to inspirational, contemporary gospel and formally composed works by Black composers, the award-winning African American Choral Ensemble will render transformative interpretations of choral music created by and about African Americans. Join the African American Choral Ensemble in this celebration of song.

Raymond Wise, Director