nuwave, the Flynn, and the City of Burlington present

The Black Experience

Featuring Dr. Angela Davis and PHILADANCO!

The Flynn encourages everyone to wear a mask while attending a performance to protect yourself and others in the theater. Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination status are no longer required.


The Black Experience 2023 (BX23) returns to the Flynn Main Stage with a lineup of events scheduled all evening. BX23, Burlington's flagship Black History Month event, serves as a platform to elevate and celebrate Vermont's thriving Black communities. The main programming focuses on three pillars: culture, community, and education. BX23 includes performances, presentations, and fireside conversations.

The free event, presented by nuwave, the Flynn, and the City of Burlington, features discussions and panels with local artists and speakers and culminates in a keynote presentation by iconic activist and scholar Dr. Angela Davis, moderated by Dr. Tricia Rose, director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University. The evening also includes a special performance by PHILADANCO!, the celebrated Philadelphia dance company that is renowned for its innovation, creativity, and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance. Check out the full lineup at

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