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Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series presents nia love- UnderCurrents, April 3

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The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series will present nia love’s UnderCurrents on Saturday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. Guests are invited to a virtual screening of the latest iteration of dancer and choreographer nia love’s “g1(host),” developed during two week-long sessions in November 2020 [...]


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