ALABAMA 200 is an unprecedented opportunity to experience and explore the state of Alabama. It is a chance to celebrate our place in each of the 67 counties that stretch from the Shoals to the shores. Between 2017 and 2019, ALABAMA 200 will engage residents and visitors in educational programs, community activities, and statewide initiatives that teach, inspire, and entertain. The Bicentennial themes include “Discovering Our Places,” “Honoring Our People,” and “Sharing Our Stories.”

Celebrating Alabama’s Cultural Perspectives

The Alabama Dance Council (ADC) is participating in Alabama’s Bicentennial by honoring and celebrating the different cultural perspectives that are a part of our history and that make up our current population today. Our different cultural perspectives will be explored through dance to delve into personal history and identity, connected by the themes of place, home, and community. The ADC is planning a two-year celebration that includes:

  • The Ballet Memphis residency on January 15-21 at the 2018 Alabama Dance Festival with the presentation of the I AM project in partnership with UAB’s Alys Stephens Center;
  • The Engaging Dance Audiences project “Stories in Motion: Community Celebration Gatherings” in five Alabama communities in January and April, 2018;
  • The 2019 Alabama Dance Festival on January 5-27 featuring multiple Bicentennial dance performances.