Wynton plays for a tribute to Katherine Dunham
At Peter Norton Symphony Space, in a Friday, 12 night program that began a three-day series devoted to Ms. Dunham and Haitian culture, the Haitian-American novelist Edwidge Danticat and two former Dunham dancers, Glory Van Scott and Julie Robinson Belafonte, spoke of Ms. Dunham’s humanitarianism and social activism.
Carmen de Lavallade, collaborating with Wynton Marsalis, danced a stunning solo, stopping the show. So did the veteran Haitian dancer Jean-Léon Destiné. The actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee were the hosts.
Wynton played with the members of his new quartet (Eric Lewis, piano; Ali Jackson, drums; Carlos Henriquez, bass).