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Momentum 2019  - A Weekend of Dancing, Singing, Visual Arts

Sojourner’s Truth Staff

The 2019 Momentum festival hosted by the Toledo Arts Commission and sponsored by ProMedica took to the streets and Promenade Park September 19-21 featuring dancing, singing, film, glass works and a host of visual arts in a wide assortment of media.

The fun began on Thursday evening with an array of ethnic, contemporary, traditional and interactive dance performances in the downtown and warehouse district including Mawtini Dabkeh Troupe, We R Hip Hop, the Aegela Center for Middle Eastern Dance, the Scott High School Marching Band Dancers ad many more.

At that same time, Rhonda Sewell of Toledo Lucas County Library and Reginald Temple of First Federal Bank, both members of the Arts Commission board, held an event – Step Out 4 Art – at20 N. Gallery for local members of African-American organizations to participate in the Art Loop. The Step Out 4 Art brought together Black Frog Brewery with liquid refreshment and J’Mae’s Home Cooking for snacks on the same street as much of the dancing and the performance by the Scott High School and University of Toledo marching bands – the vision of Jason Stumbo of UT and Candice Harrison of TPS.

Film screenings in Promenade Park with the Supernova Digital Animation Festival and the Momentum Intersection – the debut of new works be the Alibi Studio, Sean Merchant and Zac Weinberg in their collaboration of the artistic medium of glass and the manufacturing processes.

On Friday temporary arts projects were on view but the highlight of the festival, Chaka Khan, was on stage during the evening.

Saturday’s grand finale was indeed grand with a Festival Park schedule that included T.H.E Modern Dance Company, the Toledo Opera, the UT Rocket Steelband, the Toledo Symphony and Bitch, Thunder.

In Promenade Park Latin jazz, Middle Eastern dance, local hip-hop and r & b, chamber pop, reggae, gospel, Tejano all took the stage along with the UT High School Honors Orchestra.

At Imagination Station, the Toledo Mini Maker Faire presented more than 25 diverse makers with demonstrations and hands on activities – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness.



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Revised: 09/26/19 14:55:25 -0400.



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