- The Apollo 11 Lunar Landing: 50 Years Later -
Our 2019 Commemorative Arts and Educational Programming Series Reaching Diverse Audiences in Washington, D.C., Prince George's County, MD, and Philadelphia, PA.
NEWorks Productions is proud to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing with a year-long program of events in Washington, D.C. Prince George's County, MD, and Philadelphia, PA. This programming series will inspire audiences of all ages to celebrate, and draw inspiration from the Apollo 11 legacy.
Blast Off! is our immersive performance series featuring NEWorks-commissioned hip-hop songs that teach fundamental concepts of space science: the layers of the earth's atmosphere, gravitational force, air pressure, and rotational motion.
Blues in Orbit features the United States Army Blues in concert performing selections from Duke Ellington's same-titled project and the world premiere of Allyn Johnson's "One Giant Leap," a NEWorks- commissioned jazz suite honoring the Apollo-11 'hidden figures.'
Our EarthRise: 2069 Photography Exhibition features compelling works by students at the University of the Arts (Philadelphia), expressing their vision for our world looking 50 years into the future. The exhibition is on display at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA, beginning July 16, 2019.
Our signature concert, Ethereality: Celestial Dreams & the Great Beyond, will be a stellar presentation of music, meditation, and multimedia visuals that collectively explore the intersectionality of spirituality and science.
Kudos to the dance department of Northwestern HS in Prince George's Co, MD for creating The Mars Ballet, inspired by our Apollo 11 commemoration! This 6-minute work synthesizes traditional elements of classical ballet with multimedia images to highlight insights about Earth's neighboring planet and its two moons.
“I think humans are explorers and we will always continue to expand out beyond the universe as much as we can. There will always be risks for explorers… if you’re going to… make progress… but the benefits are well worth the risks.”
Colonel Guion S. Bluford, Jr.
First African American Astronaut in space
National Honorary Chair, NEWorks Productions Apollo 11 Commemoration