San Antonio: Nine Performance - Black History Through Dance

CONTACT: Teresa Vásquez-Romero, (210) 207-8761

San Antonio (May 12, 2022)  –   The Carver welcomes the performance of Nine on Saturday, May 28 at 8 p.m. Nine is a commemorative multi-media performance piece celebrating the heroic bravery and pioneering spirit of nine African American teenagers who history came to know as the "Little Rock Nine."  The nine youth integrated the public-school system in Little Rock, Arkansas in September of 1957 amidst resistance from the governor of Arkansas to deny their access, and death threats, violence and racist epithets hurled at them daily by enraged community members.

A creative collaboration of Leah Glenn Dance Theatre and visual artist, Steve Prince, Nine sets modern dance vocabulary, stunning visual imagery, poetry and music in dialogue with one another in a riveting examination of our collective history, while calling us to reflect upon the continuing impact upon our current education system.

Tickets to the performance can be purchased in-person at the Carver Box Office located at 226 N. Hackberry or via or by calling (800) 745-3000. The Carver Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and two hours prior to curtain. Tickets are $30. For more information call the Carver box office at (210) -207-2234.

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An artist residency with Leah Glenn Dance Theatre and Steve Prince is planned from May 16-28.  This residency centers around the performance of NINE and will provide many opportunities for choreographer Leah Glenn and visual artist Steve Prince to engage with San Antonio residents through a series of master classes, workshops, lectures and performances.

Thursday, May 19

Location:         Warren High School Auditorium
9411 Military Dr. W   78251
Time:          10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Contact:          Rosalyn Jones
210-397-4200 ext. 3106

Choreographer Leah Glenn and visual artist, Steve Prince will meet in an assembly with students and teachers across different subject areas (African American Studies, Art, Graphic Arts, Dance, History, Social Studies, Debate, Creative Writing, Journalism Fashion etc.).  Immediately after, the lecture-demonstration, students will participate in   dance and art master classes.

Friday, May 20

Location:         In the Eye of the Beholder Art Gallery and Studio

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1917 N. New Braunfels Ave., Suite 100 78208
Time:          6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact:          María Williams
(210) 600-4141

An artist lecture with visual artist Steve Prince to discuss his artwork including lithographs and set design artwork to be use in the Nine performance. Reception immediately following.

Saturday, May 21

Location:         Ruby City at Chris Park
150 Camp
SATX  78204
Time:          11 a.m.
Contact:          Randy Guthmiller
(210) 227-8400

Dancers from Leah Glenn Dance Theatre will perform excerpts from Nine and company repertory set against the beautiful backdrop of Chris Park.

Nine is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation & Development Fund project co-commissioned by Carver Community Cultural Center in partnership with Xavier University and NPN. For more information, visit

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