Perpich Theater Show Designed to Make You Think
Sa’Nah Britt is poised, polished and ready to put on a Perpich performance that will make you think. This weekend she is part of a dance and theater show at the Perpich Center for the Arts in Golden Valley.
However, this is not your typical holiday program. Britt, a Perpich senior, is the star of a musical titled “Lighting the Way.” It packs a powerful message about being black in America.
“Just being black in general is hard,” Britt said. “It’s a struggle and it shouldn’t be.”
Choreographed and smooth describe Britt’s dance routine. Britt uses iconic African-American images to make her point.
“We are living in 2019 right now so we are supposed to be going forward,” Britt said. “But it seems like we are moving backward.”
“She’s worked so much in the historical research,” said Perpich dance instructor Mary Harding. “She can bring this imagery of other times into this current message.”
Perpich Dancer Hopes to Inspire Others
Teachers say Britt is a unique talent with a bright future.
“I see Sa’Nah having a professional career,” Harding said.
A strong work ethic and a passion for dancing sets the gifted Britt apart from others.
“Sa’Nah is a really beautiful dancer,” Harding said. “Amazing technician and a promising choreographer.”
Britt hopes she can inspire other young African-American dancers.
“Especially being an African-American young woman,” Britt said. “There’s not a lot of color within the dance community.”
After the dance routine, Britt and some fellow students will step onto the stage and perform in the play “Water, Water Everywhere.” The theater program uses folktales to convey a message about water.
“Water connects all of us around the globe,” Harding said.
The performance starts at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday on the Perpich campus.