Join us at the opening reception of THUG | An Exploration of Black Masculinity.

Featuring works by Rahn Marion | Eso Tolson | Kenneth Alexander | Terry Lynn | Lawrence Matthews 

Curated by Ziggy Mack


A unique blend of dance and film featuring a screening of the short film BROWN BALLERINA and discussion with director Chassidy Jade. Performances by film choreographer Shanna Woods and Collage Dance Collective.

BROWN BALLERINA is the brainchild of Chassidy Jade, CEO and founder of Crown Royal Labs. BROWN BALLERINA is a short film about a young woman's journey of becoming a prima ballerina. The main character Terri goes on an audition, expressing her story through an imaginary dance piece. Touching on issues of race, politics, and social class, BROWN BALLERINA explores the full spectrum of ballet, giving viewers a glimpse into the dance world, as well as common issues we can all relate to.