2017 Shades of Black Show at the University of Idaho
The award-winning and regionally acclaimed Shades of Black Show’s Homecoming
MOSCOW, IDAHO—January 17-2017, the award-winning and regionally acclaimed Shades of Black Show returns to the campus it was created, the University of Idaho. Created in 2003 by alumnus Kwapi Vengesayi, and making its debut in the Bruce M Pitman Center (formerly the Student Union Building) in the spring of 2004, the Shades of Black Show explores and celebrates the different textures and dimensions of the multicultural experience through the performing arts.
Hosted by the Black Student Union and sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, this upcoming showcase will feature a diverse lineup of talented students from the University of Idaho, Washington State University, and Eastern Washington University. Using dance, poetry and song as vehicles for self-expression and social commentary, students and members of the community will take to the stage and deliver unique, engaging and thought-provoking performances.
This year’s theme is Chronicles: Illuminating the present by chronicling our past and celebrating the icons that impacted our world. This is a theme that will allow students to explore and celebrate those who left a positive, indelible mark in society.
Admission is free and the show will be held in the Bruce M. Pitman Center’s International Ballroom. Doors open at 5PM. As an advisory, some performances may contain strong language or sensitive content.