Aseemkala Initiative presents "The Stories Our Bodies Speak"
In "The Stories Our Bodies Speak," a group of dancers each perform a traditional dance piece that reflects on how women use their bodies to narrate their stories through diverse beats, movements and meditations. The stories explore a gamut of topics, ranging from the political rights of female bodies, the spiritual mythologies surrounding female bodies, to the relationships women have with their physical selves.
Aseemkala Initiative is a group of female artists and physicians who use traditional dances to perform stories of healthcare inequity. They are activists who believe that diversity in healthcare stories should be represented by diverse women through diverse traditional dances, empowering unique women while reminding of medicine’s shared goal of improving the human condition equitably. Our dancers include Isha Parupudi, Leila Mire, Rhoda Moise and Suwodi Dutta Bordoloi.
It is presented as part of the 4th INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ART FESTIVAL in New York City December 6 - 12 at Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street in Manhattan). Set to coincide with International Human Rights Day which falls on December 10 every year, the Festival brings together artists with social and political leaders and the general public to imagine and implement a better, more caring world. Artists around the world speak truth to power -- often alone, and at great personal risk. INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ART FESTIVAL empowers their voices, activating a global audience of allies to support them in their struggle for social justice and human rights. Artists and activists from 24 countries including Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, China, Haiti, India, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Singapore, South Korea, Uganda and Venezuela are represented in the 2021 festival. The full schedule of dance, theatre, music, spoken word, comedy, circus, and film events can be viewed at www.ihraf.org. Tickets are $20 each, or $50 for a festival pass.
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