Historical Marker in Philadelphia

Arthur Lee Hall
(1934 - 2000)
Pioneering African American dancer and choreographer.
Hall's innovative infusion of African dance, drumming, and culture
into his productions transformed American modern dance.
The Ile Ife Black Humanitarian Center, which was here,
serverd as his home and studio.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission 2011

Ceremonial Unveiling and Celebration
2544 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia.
Friday, June 10, 2011
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Welcome and Introductions
Nana Kofi Asante - Master of Ceremonies

Pouring of Libation
Nana Korantema Ayeboafo

Remarks and Citations
Mayor Michael A. Nutter's Proclamation of
Arthur Lee Hall Appreciation Day
State Senator Vincent Hughes

Unveiling of the Historical Marker
Barbara Franco, Executive Director
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Dance and Drum Tribute to Arthur Hall
Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble
Robert and Wanda Dickerson, Founders

A Dance Memorial to Honor Arthur Hall

The Collective Dance for Peace
Salaam Alekum

The Collective Dance for Peace
Jessica Lautin Photograph

The Reverend Margo Blake
Dance Ensemble Alumna
Photograph by Margo's cousin

Alumni Rita Cottman-Johnson and Nana Korantema
with B. Franklin, printer, of Philadelphia

Alumnus Obrafo Alridge

The Collective Dance for Peace Video

June 10, 2011, Reception
City Hall of Philadelphia

Alumni Index

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