Preview performance of Alice’s play!


Hidden in Plain Sight

Remember the YouTube video of the 102-year-old dancer seeing her younger self on film for the first time? Her video has over 18 million views to date, and was featured on CBS Nightly News, NBC News, The Washington Post, Time, Good Morning America, & BuzzFeed. Alice even received a letter from former President Barack Obama.

Before Alice Barker became famous for this Youtube video, she was seen as just an old woman in a nursing home. But she had stories to tell and a history to share.

Alice Barker was a well-known African American dancer during the 1940s. A house dancer at the legendary Cafe Zanzibar, Alice also performed in all of the exclusive Manhattan nightclubs with musicians including, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and all the greats! She made her television debut in the 60s dancing with Frank Sinatra on his show, making her one of the first African American dancers to perform on television.

Hidden in Plain Sight, is a mini-production of a work-in-progress play that will tell the story of Alice’s life in the nursing home, her most memorable experiences and her strong belief in embracing what you love; to always “let it be”. Alice’s story will be brought to life by the residents, staff, and family members that knew of her.

Hidden in Plain Sight premieres during Nursing Home Week on Monday, May 14TH at 2:30pm at Brooklyn Nursing & Rehabilitation Rehab Facility in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

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