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The Black Iris Project

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Photo by Matthew Murphy
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Balboa Theatre
All Ages

From the organizers:

Broadway veteran & San Diego native Jeremy McQueen brings his Emmy® award-winning New York City–based ballet collaborative to San Diego for the west coast premiere of two original ballets: WILD and A Mother's Rite.

The Black Iris Project's mission is to harness the Black community's inherent creative spirit to encourage and inspire youth of color to pursue art, movement and music as an expressive outlet and a means for collective healing.

“Since its inception in 2016, The Black Iris Project has been committed to telling Black narratives through ballet, using art as a mirror to reflect the times and consistently intertwining themes of social justice in everything we do. As someone who has worked to break through many doors in the world of dance, particularly ballet, I feel it is our duty as artists to be a catalyst for those that are unheard, unseen, and undervalued. I am committed to, now more than ever, dismantling those barriers through my art.” -Jeremy McQueen

Content Advisory: This performance contains strobe lights, haze, profanity, and scenes depicting physical and sexual violence. Recommended for ages 13+

Audience members are encouraged to wear all Black attire in honor of Black lives and Black History Month. 

Note: Tickets must be purchased online or by phone through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster is the only authorized seller of individual tickets for this performance. Tickets purchased on any third party or resale website cannot be guaranteed for authenticity.

Artist Group Info

Jeremy McQueen

Balboa Theatre

868 4th Ave.
San Diego, California 92101

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