Dr. Glory Van Scott: GLORY: A LIFE AMONG LEGENDS

CityTuckahoe
CountyWestchester (NY3010)
Date03/25/2019
Hours18:30
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Tuckahoe
Westchester (NY3010)
Tel 2019-03-25
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Dr. Glory Van Scott: GLORY: A LIFE AMONG LEGENDS

Join Dr. Glory Van Scott for a conversation about her fascinating memoir: GLORY: A LIFE AMONG LEGENDS.Co-sponsored by the Department of Women and Gender Studies at Hunter College.Followed by a Q& A and a book signing. Dr. Glory Van Scott is a model, dancer and Broadway actor and an educator. She has worked with Katherine Dunham, Agnes DeMille, Talley Beatty, and the American Ballet Theater. She has appeared on Broadway in shows ranging from House of Flowers with Pearl Bailey in 1954, to The Great White Hope with James Earl Jones in 1968 and Prodigal Son by Langston Hughes and she performed opposite Michael Jackson and Diana Ross in the film The Wiz. As a director, producer and choreographer, she has composed eight musicals and has performed several one-woman shows at Carnegie Hall. In 1984, she founded Dr.

Glory’s Youth Theatre, a multi-ethnic non-profit children’s theater, which today presents her original productions at Riverside Church in New York City,  While pursuing her career in the performing arts, Van Scott earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Goddard College, and her Ph.D. from Antioch College's Union Graduate School. She has taught theater at Bucknell University and Fordham University, and at the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts.  Her new memoir, GLORY: A Life Among Legends, shares her experience with some of the greatest performers of her era , explores integrity, examines sexism and racism in the arts, and encourages a new generation of artists.   Dr. Van Scott, immortalized in bronze by Elizabeth Catlett in 1981, was awarded the first Katherine Dunham Legacy Award in 2002 and has received numerous citations and honors nationwide for her work in dance, theater, acting and education.   Q&A and book signing to follow.

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