900 Chicon St,
Austin, TX 78702
“SISTER MOSES: THE STORY OF HARRIET TUBMAN”
The life and work of Harriet Tubman, the anti-slavery activist who successfully escaped from slavery and later risked her own life to lead more than 300 slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad. Through dance, music and drama the story both entertains and educates young and old audience members alike.
QUOTES / REVIEWS
Riveting! A powerful program that moves and changes audiences!
There is a powerful difference between reading about slave auctions in books and seeing one physicalized before you. Desert Dance Theatre’s Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman expresses a painful and courageous history in just such an immediate way, and audiences have responded to its power.
The Austin Chronicle
Desert Dance Theatre’s “Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman” is an incredible story about Harriet Tubman, who fought against many odds to free her people from slavery through the Underground Railroad. Thousands of audience members of all ages and backgrounds have attended these performances for more than the past 25 seasons.
Arizona Department of Education
The Sister Moses Project is seeking dancers and actors for the 2019 performance. We are looking for both professionals and students/community performers who want to appear alongside the Desert Dance Theatre.
The Sister Moses Project depends on the generosity of community volunteers for the success of its programs. If you are interested in any of the many volunteer opportunities, please send us an email at info@SisterMosesDance.org.
HISTORICAL FACTS AND FIGURES
Journey to Freedom
Journey to Freedom is a documentary that brings to life the startling similarities between historic slavery and human trafficking, inspiring today’s freedom fighters. Produced by the National Underground Freedom Center, with support from US State Dept and Google. Directed by Justin Dillon of Slavery Footprint.
The Sister Moses Project
The Sister Moses Project is the name given to the touring effort of the dance drama, Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman, created by Desert Dance Theatre more than 25-years-ago.