Dimensional Dance presents Prudence Crandall and Sarah Harris: Whole Souled Women for the fall of 2020.  Please contact Ruth Lewis for further details at

Our newest piece is illustrates the story of Crandall and Harris. Prudence Crandall was a Connecticut Quaker and social justice figure who taught woman of color in the 1830’s. Sarah Harris was the brave daughter of a free black man of Norwich, CT who asked Prudence for “a little more learning.” They never imagined the repercussion and emotions their actions stirred up in their quiet town of Canterbury, CT. We consulted with Dr. Jennifer Rycenga of San Jose State University and Joan DiMartino of the Prudence Crandall Museum while creating this piece. We will be creating the piece in February and March of 2020. Because of Covid-19 the premiere will be in the fall of 2020.

This project was made possible with support from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.