Top row, left to right: Sarah Jones; still from Alvin Ailey's Revelations. Bottom row, left to right: Soul Science Lab © Ivana Stojkov; still of Carl Hancock Rux from The Baptism.

Spotlight On: Black History Month

We’re sharing a collection of performances and talks highlighting the history and experience of Black individuals from a multitude of cultures and contexts. Spanning new, recent, and archival pieces, the works include dynamic commissions that address pressing social issues, educational pieces that bring history to life, and compositions that fuse a rich array of influences—all rendered with breathtaking artistry. These beautifully varied, multifaceted performances and conversations amplify the stories and perspectives of Black people, spanning the spectrum of joy, pain, reflection, and hope.

We hope you’ll engage with these works to commemorate Black History Month with us and revisit them all year long. Expect more new commissions and opportunities for dialogue centered on the Black experience in the coming months.