BTAR Anita Reflects on Her Performance in PYC’s “CROSSINGS”
UniSound’s Black Teaching Artist-in-Residence, Anita Levels reflects on her performance as the featured soloist for Pittsburgh Youth Chorus’ spring concert, “CROSSINGS”:
Thank you 9 times as there is no greater number than 9.
•Hill Dance Academy Theatre (HDAT)
•Pittsburgh Youth Chorus (PYC)
•Act3 Consulting Partners, LLC, for their part in folding me into this amazing production,
CROSSINGS, that has been brewing for literally…YEARS!
For the dancers and singers that have cried and processed such HEAVY, heavy material in the middle of a pandemic.
Sheeeesh, I applaud you.
This wasn’t easy, but we all have collectively learned beautiful lessons along the way.
I am forever changed because of meeting each and every one of you.
•Thank you to my theatrical
“mini-me”, Naomi Shaviss, who danced with all might (mask on) and kept me on point the entire time. Congrats on your acceptance to THE Howard University!
•Thank you, Lee Saville-Iksic, the Executive Director at PYC.
You’re amazing! Your intentionality and hard work to see this multi-faceted,
multi-organizational project through was miraculous! lol
Dr. Ayisha Morgan-Lee the Founder and Artistic Director of HDAT. HDAT continues to be a STANDARD and a force in the arts community. Thank you for staying the course!
•To my babies, my daughters,
for allowing Mommy to go over her lines when you wanted to lay on my lap. When you wanted to just be with me, but had rehearsals to attend.
Thank you Ava and Temple.
It meant everything when you both said,
“Mommy you did great!” or
“We know that line too, Mommy!”
I love you.
And thank you to all that attended the sold out performance!
Until next time!
Now I sleep…. lol