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A truly phenomenal woman

A Truly Phenomenal Woman
BFS Dance Concert 1989

With Maya Angelou’s passing last week, let’s go back 25 years to 1989, the year which saw the creation and first performance of “A Truly Phenomenal Woman” at the BFS Dance Concert. This short dance was set to Maya Angelou’s poem “Phenomenal Woman.” Choreographed by Monique N. Brown ’89 and first performed by Ming Lou Rosado ’90, “A Truly Phenomenal Woman” has since been performed by other BFS students at later BFS Dance Concerts over the years as it became an important dance for the BFS Dance Concert repertoire. Maya Angelou’s words continue to positively impact our world, and this dance has also positively impacted generations at BFS. Maya Angelou remains in our grateful thoughts for many reasons, and one is the empowerment her words gave our students which inspired them to create and perform this dance.