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Artists’ Series: Lunch and Learn

June 18 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 PM
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June 18 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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It’s Kids Week at the Center for Health & Wellbeing! Black Theatre Girl Magic invites you to celebrate this Juneteenth with storytelling!

It’s Kids Week at the Center for Health & Wellbeing!

How do you celebrate Juneteenth? Through our ongoing partnership with Central Florida Vocal Arts, Black Theatre Girl Magic invites you to celebrate this Juneteenth with storytelling! BTGM founder and teaching artist Mandi Jo John will be telling Juneteenth for Maizy by Floyd Cooper and Your Name Is A Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow in an interactive performance suitable for children of all ages.

We kindly request parents remain on the Center for Health & Wellbeing campus during the class. You can use the time to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee at Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen, use our free indoor walking track or get some work done with our free building-wide WiFi while relaxing in one of our many lounge areas.

This program is presented by CFVA and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About the Presenters:   

Mandi Jo John is an actor and singer trained at the UCF Conservatory of Theatre who has traveled the world performing. Mandi Jo was a youth artist at the Bangkok Opera and the Winner of the Grady-Rayam Prize in sacred music. Notable credits include the Asia Premiere of The Secret Silk (Schwartz) and the World Premiere of the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World. Mandi Jo is also the executive director of Black Theatre Girl Magic, a nonprofit on a mission to create a more just and equitable Theatre industry for Black and Brown women. For more information about Orlando Juneteenth celebrations in the Arts, please visit www.blacktheatregirlmagic.org

Central Florida Vocal Arts is a non-profit music advocacy organization dedicated to providing the highest quality training to young artists, while also providing performance opportunities to currently emerging artists of all ages. We are creating a continuing life cycle for the vocal arts in Central Florida through a three-step model. The first step, Education and Training, introduces young artists to the arts. Through our educational initiatives, we develop students’ talent, passion, and confidence. Next, our Mainstage Productions provide a transition period for students ages 8-18 and pre-professional adults to emerge on stage alongside local professional artists. Our life cycle culminates with Opera del Sol, offering innovative productions in unexpected places and challenging perceptions of who the operatic performer and audience members are and what defines the genre as a whole.

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