Moving Spirits, Inc. presents "DANCING IN THE PARKS: A Bushwick Community Festival"
Moving Spirits, Inc.
Join Tamara LaDonna Moving Spirits, Inc. for
Dancing in the Parks:
A Bushwick Community Festival
Saturday, May 30th, 2015
@ Heckscher Playground | Linden Street & Central Avenue, Bushwick
2:00pm Dance Workshop | 2:30pm Dance Performances & Dialogue
Brooklyn, NY - Come out for an afternoon of dance with local artists, students, and neighbors hosted by a modern dance company dedicated to evolving social change through dance performances and community engagement. This community-centered event features a FREE dance workshop open to ALL ages followed by FREE performances by local dance companies and community organizations. Between performances, students from El Puente will lead community dialogues inviting the audience to learn about and investigate a range of social justice themes. These students are currently working with Piper Anderson - artist, writer, educator, and Founder of Create Forward - to develop a collaborative facilitation model rooted in their own interests and experiences.
Performing companies include Moving Spirits, Inc., Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company, DNA Comedy and Rakiya Orange. Local organizations performing include students of the Arts & Literacy Program, students from the Beacon Center for Arts & Leadership, members of El Puente, and The Black and Gold Marching Elite.
"As choreographers and community partners, we have gathered for workshop sessions to discuss our creative process and the significance of sharing work in our communities. We are performing in this underserved community to create platforms for community gathering and networking through movement activities and discussions surrounding community activism. We’re so excited to share this afternoon of dance!"
- Tamara Williams, Founder/Artistic Director
To learn more about Dancing in the Parks, be sure to follow the company on Facebook.
You can also contribute to the success of the event at gofundme.com/ProjectsAuthority.
This event is made possible by a Community Arts Grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council. The event is also sponsored by Create Forward.
About Tamara LaDonna Moving Spirits, Inc.
Tamara LaDonna Moving Spirits, Inc. is a modern dance organization, founded in March of 2011 in Brooklyn, NY. The African Diaspora heavily influences our company's repertory. Our work blends modern, ballet, Afro-Brazilian dance, capoeira and contemporary West African dances.
We believe that the creative arts should be used as a vehicle to bring awareness to social justice issues and obstacles impacting our communities. Moving Spirits' artists dedicate themselves to evolving social change through dance performances and community engagement.
Tamara LaDonna Moving Spirits, Inc has performed at several venues throughout New York City including: the Amalgamate Dance Series, JT Lotus Choreographer’s Showcase, The Boogie Down Dance Series at BAAD!, Dixon Place, WAXworks, Performing in the Streets Series, Making Moves Festival, the Cool NY Festival, Demitasse Cafe at Dancewave, the Fertile Ground Series at Green Space, and the DUMBO Dance Festival. The organization has also performed at Dance Charlotte! in Charlotte, NC.
Tamara LaDonna Moving Spirits, Inc. produced an evening of dance entitled, The Makings of YOU with special guest company, Laurie M. Taylor/Soul Movement at Dance New Amsterdam in June 2012. In October 2013, Tamara LaDonna Moving Spirits presented its second annual concert, Epic Narratives. In 2015, Moving Spirits presented RESPOND: Moving Spirits to Enlightenment an event paying homage to black lives lost to police brutality.