Dance Production Inspired By Muhammad Ali Is Kickstarting A National Tour

“The Opulence of Integrity”

Choreographer and educator Christal Brown began work on The Opulence Of Integrity with a focus on Muhammad Ali. That theme led her to a broader look at black men which she describes on her Kickstarter campaign page:

“The Opulence of Integrity is an exploration of the homogeneous inner struggle for identity as it pertains to men of color in the United States. Using the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali as an archetype, I have been able to take an intimate look at the trappings that continually prohibit freedom.”

“This work is dedicated to my father, brother, and uncle who fought but did not win and to my son who’s battle has yet begun. Born branded by history, burdened by responsibility and inspired towards greatness requires a committed heart and an opulence of integrity.”

Please support this campaign to take the finished work on tour in the U.S.

Clyde F. Smith

DanceLand founder Clyde F. Smith has a BFA and MA in Dance from UNC-Greensboro and a PhD in Cultural Studies from The Ohio State University. In addition to staging his own works, Clyde performed with NC's New Performing Dance Company and San Francisco's The High Risk Group. Clyde returned to performing in 2015 with an improvisational project called Working Sessions.

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