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GDt's 50 years First decade 1972-1982. Moving to the rhythms of the world
GDt's 50 years First decade 1972-1982. Moving to the rhythms of the world

All photos by Dave-Penney "Color" choreography Penny Furgerson. Inspired by Langston Hughes poem. Music: Eddie Harris Des Moines Art Center Veola Perry (yellow), Toni Jones (red), Penny Furgerson ( blue)

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1977 Brochure  excerpt. Photo Dave Penney, Brochure Design JoMoore Stewart
1977 Brochure excerpt. Photo Dave Penney, Brochure Design JoMoore Stewart

Photo Dave Penney, Brochure Design JoMoore Stewart Photos at Des Moines Art Center

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"Gospel Suite"
"Gospel Suite"

GDT ensemble first decade. L to R. Clockwise Stevie Fields, Sherrie Davis, Cynthia Hunafa, Michael Green, "Marty " Margaret Williams, Veola Perry, Patti Welch, Linda Greaves, Penny Furgerson

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GDt's 50 years First decade 1972-1982. Moving to the rhythms of the world
GDt's 50 years First decade 1972-1982. Moving to the rhythms of the world

All photos by Dave-Penney "Color" choreography Penny Furgerson. Inspired by Langston Hughes poem. Music: Eddie Harris Des Moines Art Center Veola Perry (yellow), Toni Jones (red), Penny Furgerson ( blue)

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SANAA YA SANAA:
Celebrating Black History

(pronounced Saa-Nia Ya Saa- Nia) Swahili for "Art in Art"

with Guest of Honor Simon Estes

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

MASKS REQUIRED
FREE ADMISSION
FREE WILL DONATIONS WELCOMED

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We hope you are keeping healthy and practicing social. distancing. We join in thanking the first responders and health care team working during the COVID-19 pandemic. GDT would also like to thank you for your support and belief in our cause to reach and provide experiences for our entire community especially those at risk and the underserved. 

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We thank our supporters-the grantors, sponsors, partners, individuals, volunteers, participants, community, and more! Your support allows us to continue more than five decades of “moving to the rhythms of the world “ to bring arts and culture to Central Iowa and beyond. You help GDT move forward as a gateway to embrace and bridge the issues that touch the mind, body, and spirit.