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Black Movement Festival

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Celebrate Black History Month with us at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado! The Black Movement Festival, presented by Jarrett Rashad Dance Theater in collaboration with the Dairy Art Center and Boulder Ballet, is the perfect opportunity to uplift and empower the Black community of all backgrounds around Colorado while promoting greater understanding and appreciation for Black history and culture.


Our festival offers a variety of classes in visual arts, dance, film, holistic lifestyle, history, business, and finance, and shows every evening from February 22- 25th, 2024. You can enjoy performances by Black artists and speakers, shop for amazing deals and unique products from local vendors, and participate in various activities.


We strive to create a space for Black artists, performers, and speakers to showcase their talents and share their stories, promoting holistic healing and empowerment, which is essential for creating a more just and equitable society for all.


Join us in celebrating and honoring the contributions of Black Americans to our country's history and culture. Don't miss this chance to be part of this momentous occasion and support our mission. We can't wait to see you there!


Our Mission is Clear

  • Unite Colorado's African American Community: We seek to bring together the African American community in Colorado, fostering a sense of unity and togetherness that is the foundation for any vibrant, thriving culture.

  • Celebrate Influence, Innovation, Ideas, and People: We invite families and individuals from all walks of life to celebrate the profound influence, innovative spirit, brilliant ideas, and remarkable individuals shaping African American culture.

  • Expand Boulder's Horizons: We strive to broaden the city's cultural horizons and strengthen its community fabric by connecting Boulder to a network of families and individuals not currently engaged.

  • Empower and Connect: Through insights shared by industry leaders, our festival empowers the community and beyond with valuable knowledge and connections. This, in turn, supports local vendors and businesses, creating a vibrant ecosystem of mutual support and growth.


Become a Sponsor 

Your support is vital to our event's success, and we want to reassure you that this is an investment you will want to take advantage of. As we work diligently to deliver a world-class event, we understand that your generosity is pivotal in keeping ticket prices reasonable and covering the costs of creating a remarkable experience for all attendees. We deeply value our sponsors, and your needs and preferences are paramount. We are committed to accommodating requests and ensuring your involvement aligns seamlessly with your goals.


As a 501c3 organization, the Jarrett Rashad Dance Theater proudly shares our tax-exempt number. It's important to note that 100% of all proceeds from this event will be channeled into supporting performing arts engagement throughout Colorado.

We sincerely thank you for considering this opportunity and hope you recognize the profound impact your support can have on the Black Movement Festival and the communities we serve. 


Please feel free to contact us if you need any additional information or have any queries. Your involvement will be the key to our collective success, and we are excited about the possibilities.


With gratitude and anticipation,

Jarrett Rashad 

Movement classes

Are you interested in moving with us? 

Design your custom schedule and Take classes with world-renowned Artists of color in various Movement styles. Offered Classes are geared for ages 8-Adult; Beginners- Advanced Professional. Thank You, Boulder Ballet, for Donating your wonderful space for 

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Jarrett Rashad Dance Theater “FLIGHT”

Thursday, Feb 22nd, 7:30 pm
Friday, February 23rd, 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 24th, 2:00pm

This evening-length production is a creation from the mind of Jarrett Rashad. Geared towards all ages, this epic Ballet takes us on the journey of the magical beast. 

Market Place

Saturday, February 24th 2024

Our Marketplace is a dedicated space where vendors can showcase their products or services to a highly engaged and diverse audience. It will feature interactive displays and networking opportunities.

Movement Classes 

Saturday, February 24th 2024

 Accomplished instructors will lead classes with elements of traditional and contemporary dance, martial arts, and specialty styles, creating a dynamic and engaging atmosphere. 

Talk Backs

Saturday, February 24th 2024 

Our Talkbacks feature engaging discussions with influential speakers, artists, and thought leaders, providing a platform for in-depth conversations about African-American culture, history, health, wellness, Wholistic trends, and social issues. 

Festival Film Festival

Saturday, February 24th 2024

Our film festival showcases thought-provoking films celebrating and exploring African-American culture, history, and contributions. I


VIP Cocktail Hour

Saturday, February 24th 2024    4:00pm-7:00pm

Our festival cocktail hour offers an elegant and culturally immersive setting, with live music, art displays, and a selection of signature cocktails and cuisine inspired by African-American traditions. A social hub for attendees to connect, network, and celebrate the event's cultural richness, fostering unity and appreciation.

Festival Showcase 

Saturday, February 24th 2024    8:00pm-9:45pm

A mesmerizing and energetic display of African-American dance styles performed by accomplished artists, from traditional to contemporary—a blend of artistry and storytelling to celebrate culture, fostering a sense of unity and cultural appreciation.

Festival Party 21+

Saturday, February 24th 2024    9:00pm-2:00am

A lively celebration featuring vibrant music, dance, and entertainment, with a curated selection of cocktails and cuisine inspired by African-American culture. 

Festival Gala

Sunday, February 25th 2024    6:00pm-9:00pm

An elegant and culturally rich soirée celebrating African American culture through exquisite cuisine, live music, dance performances, and powerful speeches. The pinnacle event.

Our Sponsors

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