Virtual Performances

Staying engaged with The Smith Center has never been more fun! We continue to offer virtual programming in a variety of genres while our stages are temporarily dark. In honor of Black History Month, we are also proud to highlight virtual programming from artists who continue to inspire audiences. This includes performers who have graced our stages in the past such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Omar Sosa, among others.

Additionally, The Smith Center is proud to partner with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and bring the PSEG True Diversity Film Series to Las Vegas.

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Hip-Hop Orchestra Online Performance

Saturday, March 6, 2021 3:00 PM PT

Virtual Event: When was the last time you witnessed; strings, horns and piano at a Hip-Hop concert? Add to that, a party-rocking DJ, a soul-stirring female vocalist and a fire-breathing MC and that is still but a fraction of what you'll catch when you catch Thee Phantom & The Illharmonic Orchestra in action!

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater All Access Virtual Performances

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has graced The Smith Center's stages many times, performing powerful and inspirational pieces from their extensive repertoire. Stream pre-recorded footage of their performances at Lincoln Center, including Wayne McGregor's Chroma, Ronald K. Brown's Grace, Robert Battle's Takademe, and Alvin Ailey's masterpiece, Revelations.

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National Geographic Live Bryan Smith & Keith Ladzinski: Feats of Filmmaking

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:00 PM PT

Virtual Event: Go behind the scenes with filmmakers Bryan Smith and Keith Ladzinski as they reveal how they capture extreme feats of adventure in some of the world’s most remote and inhospitable environments.

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National Geographic Live Diva Amon & David Gruber: Mysterious Seas

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7:00 PM PT

Virtual Event: Get a glimpse into the ocean’s greatest depths—and the fascinating creatures that live there—with leading marine biologists and National Geographic Explorers David Gruber and Diva Amon.

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Watch, Listen, Learn

The Smith Center is proud to partner with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and bring the PSEG True Diversity Film Series to Las Vegas. In this new, virtual experience NJPAC presented films that focused on social and racial justice, in response to the uprisings against systemic racism that have spread around the globe in 2020. Participants are invited to view each documentary/film prior to a special panelist discussion on each curated topic.

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American Promise

Viewing: Time 2 Hours, 14 Minutes

American Promise is a coming of age story exploring the lives of two African American boys and their families. Their hopes, struggles, achievements and failures are revealed as they make tough decisions to guarantee a better future for their boys. Please note: This video contains mature dialogue and language.

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White Fragility

Viewing Time: 1 Hour, 23 Mins

Witness the conversation w/ the panel on The Smith Center Facebook Page Monday, March 1 at 6:00 PM PT

A discussion of the book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, which examines why white people — even those who identify as liberal or progressive — become defensive when challenged to confront their own racism. Participants are encouraged to view a film of DiAngelo reading from her book and discussing the reaction to it, taped at the Seattle Central Library. The panel features Tobie Stein, Becca Zimmerman and Mark Katz, moderated by Richard Cammarieri.

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Policing the Police

Viewing Time: 54 mins

Policing the Police: A Perspective from Newark, NJ

Witness the conversation w/ the panel on The Smith Center Facebook Page Monday, March 8 at 6:00 PM PT

A look at the effort to reform police and talk about the issue with a panel including a police officer, a victim of over-policing and community leaders. Prior to the discussion, view a PBS Frontline documentary about the efforts to change the work of policing in Newark, New Jersey. The panelists include Jason Maurice Dotson, Aqeela Sherrills, Colonel Patrick J. Callahan and Linda McDonald Carter, moderated by William Simpson.

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NJPAC Social Justice Series Sponsors

Generous support provided by ADP, official Community Engagement Partner of NJPAC

Generous support provided by the PSEG Foundation

Generous support of the Standing in Solidarity Series provided by Bank of America