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Acclaimed Choreographer Lonnie J. Hightower III Performs at the Phillips Collection

WASHINGTON, DC.- Nationally recognized choreographer Lonnie J. Hightower III, 1999 YoungArts winner in dance and Presidential Scholar in the Arts, presents O’Keeffe and the Line of Dance on March 4 at The Phillips Collection. This dance interpretation of Georgia O’Keeffe’s radical abstract paintings launches the partnership between The Phillips Collection and YoungArts, the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Hightower choreographed O’Keeffe and the Line of Dance in response to the Phillips’s current exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction. He was inspired by the dynamic relationship between Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz and its effect on O’Keeffe’s art. Hightower has invited Amanda Kay Vercamen, the 2010 YoungArts winner in dance to perform with him. The dancers will be accompanied by the acapella vocals of Ashlee “Luna&#1