First Fridays! Steps Forward
Friday, January 6, 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Steps Forward is a presentation of the latest work by Bronx-born, multidisciplinary artist Abdul Latif. The night will feature live performances of Latif’s choreography by New York City Ballet principal dancer Amar Ramasar (also born in the Bronx), Former Alvin Ailey Principal Dancer Briana Reed, more. Steps Forward will include discussions with the Latif and the performers led by Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance co-founder Charles Rice-González and correspondent for CNN En Español Maria Santana, a viewing of collaborative photography projects with award-winning videographer Tarik Mohamed and photographer Ayman El Sayed. Featuring Original Music from Acclaimed Producer J.PERIOD (The Roots, The Hamilton Mixtape).




Throughout the evening
Original Music from Acclaimed Producer J.PERIOD (The Roots, The Hamilton Mixtape).
Video display by Tarik Mohamed and Ayman El-Sayed


6:00pm to 8:00pm
Art making table for all guests
Free gallery tours with Bronx Museum teaching artist


7:30 pm
Performances by Amar Ramasar, Holly Curran, Briana Reed and Eury German

Presentation of video clips of Abdul Latif’s choreographic work

Guided discussions with Abdul Latif, J.PERIOD, and the performers led by Charles Rice-González and Maria Santana


Audience Q&A and reception


9:45 pm 
Program ends 


Free admission and family friendly


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Choreographer Abdul Latif, teaching at the Joffrey Ballet
Amar Ramasar, principle dancer at the New York City Ballet






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