Sailing Away adds dignity and elegance to Market Street
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 17:20
Choreographer Joanna Haigood's Zaccho Dance Theatre enacts Sailing Away, a powerful dance performed on San Francisco's Market Street between Powell and Battery Streets, through Sunday, Sept. 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It is an enactment of the Exodus of 1858, led by Mifflin W. Gibbs and Peter Lester, when African-Americans moved to Victoria, British Columbia. Travis Rowland is Peter Lester; Antoine Hunter is Mifflin Gibbs, Robert Henry Johnson is Grafton T. Brown; Raissa Simpson is Sara Lester, Matthew Wickett is Archy Lee, Byb Bibene is George Washington Dennis and Amara Tabor-Smith is Mary Ellen Pleasant as they portray eight Underground Railroad operatives who lived along Market Street during the 1850s.
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