Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Events and Performances

Arts/ Harmony Hall Regional Center is available for rentals. To ensure up-to-date availability and pricing, please contact the Technical Director of Arts at Harmony Hall Regional Center at (301) 203-6070.

Wednesday, July 1, 10:30 am

CHRISTYLEZ BACONAs a dynamic member of the progressive hip hop movement, Christylez Bacon brings innovation to an art form already known for melding varied urban musical styles. Bacon adds a new flavor to the mix by harmonizing musical genres from around the world in a multi-instrumental exploration of beat box (oral percussion), rap, go-go, classical music and beyond. He frequently performs with artists of diverse backgrounds as part of what Bacon calls his “mission towards cultural acceptance and unification through music.” By building cross-cultural connections, these presentations help students gain insight into the universality of artistic expression and encourage their direct participation in the performance experience through the use of call and response.

All ages: Tickets $5.00

Wednesday, July 8, 10:30 am

ILLSTYLE AND PEACE PRODUCTIONSBrandon “Peace” Albright founded Illstyle and Peace Productions in 2002. Their affiliations and performing credits include Crew Scanner Boyz, Will Smith, and LL Cool J. Illstyle and Peace Productions is a multicultural, mixed-gender dance company whose work focuses on the movement and spirit of Hip Hop. The company delivers a positive message of individual expression to worldwide audiences young and old.

All ages: Tickets $5.00

Wednesday, July 15, 10:30 am

ANNA MENENDEZAnna Menendez is a Flamenco dancer and choreographer who studied extensively in Spain. She was the recipient of the Artists’ Fellowship award from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for excellence in Flamenco dance in 2003. She has performed in many operas and with the “La Truco Flamenco” dance company in Spain, appeared in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and performances with Carmela Greco.

All ages: Tickets $5.00

Wednesday, July 22, 10:30 am

FOOTWORKS PERCUSSIVE DANCE ENSEMBLEFootworks Percussive Dance Ensemble has toured internationally since 1979, including taking part in a Smithsonian tour of Japan, and performing as guest artists with “Riverdance” in London. Founder and Artistic Director Eileen Carson Schatz is an NEA Choreography Fellow and the 2006 Young Audiences of Maryland’s Artist of the Year. The Washington Post declares, “The eruptive joy of Footworks dancers is as contagious as laughter.”

All ages: Tickets $5.00

Wednesday, July 29, 10:30 am

SKHER BROWN AND THE CAPOEIRA IS CULTURE PERFORMERSSkher began studying Capoeira Angola more than 20 years ago under the tutelage of a renowned master from Salvador, Brazil. This traditional dance-fight art form led him to live in South America, learn Portuguese, and to literally “stand on his head.” As a teacher, he gains student trust as an authority figure that is committed to nurturing their character development. The Dancing Warriors mesmerize audiences with Capoeira Angola’s acrobatic choreography which transports students across the Atlantic Ocean to learn about this unique culture, dance, and music, while addressing character development and bullying

All ages: Tickets $5.00