In a collaboration with The Black Iris Project, the Juneteenth Celebration at Carnegie Hall will present an excerpt from their forthcoming evening-length ballet "Blood in the Soil" set to an original score by Alabama-rooted classical composer Brian R. Nabors.

Founded by choreographer Jeremy McQueen in 2016, The Black Iris Project (BIP) is an Emmy® award-winning ballet collaborative and education vehicle which creates new, relevant classical and contemporary ballet works that celebrate diversity and Black history. Based in New York City, The BIP hosts a team of predominantly artists of color, and delivers cross-disciplinary and original works. Championing individuality, the collaborative harnesses the Black inherent creative spirit.

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Join leading artists, researchers, and policy advocates in this conversation exploring the intersection of the arts and healing. This panel focuses on music and wellbeing and analyzes the music of composer Robert Schumann, performed by pianist Kyle P. Walker, whose music provides an example of how artistic output may reveal and reflect the mental states of arts practitioners. This conversation will be moderated by Dr. Nisha Sajnani, Co-Director of the Jameel Arts & Health Lab, founder of Arts & Health at NYU, Assoc. Professor and Director of the NYU Steinhardt Graduate Program in Drama Therapy, and Chair of the NYU Creative Arts Therapies Consortium. Dr. Sajnani leads the Lancet Global Series on the Health Benefits of the Arts. Panelists to be announced at a future date.

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