Chris Holland - Lighting Designer
The Grand Finale  (in mid lighting chase)
Pic courtesy of Kadesh DuBose/KmBd Studios™The New Works Dancers take a bow.
Pic courtesy of Kadesh DuBose/KmBd Studios™Nolan leads the song "Christmas Gift".
Pic courtesy of Kadesh DuBose/KmBd Studios™StepAfrika steps in for the dance breaks.
Pic courtesy of Kadesh DuBose/KmBd Studios™
Christmas Gift at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Directed by Nolan Williams Jr
Scenery by Chris Holland
Lighting by Chris Holland
Projections by Michael & Kadesh Dubose (KmBd Studios)
Produced by CSPAC (Bobby Asher - Producer)

Nolan Williams, Jr.,composer, director and the CEO of NEWorks Productions, premiered this piece at the Center in 2012.

This holiday presentation of new and time-honored Christmas music — from African American spirituals and gospel to jazz and R&B — was woven together with selected readings from African-American poets like Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Inspired by the groundbreaking publication, Christmas Gif’: An Anthology of Christmas Poems, Songs, and Stories, written by and about African-Americans.

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