The International Human Rights Arts Festival: "Dance Friday"
Dance Entropy, Teresa Fellion Dance, LatticeWorks, Dancers Unlimited & more
Over 100 artists and activists from all over the globe are set to take part in 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.
The 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.
One of thes highlights is "Dance Friday" on Friday, December 10 at 7:30pm featuring Valerie Green/Dance Entropy's "man/Mother," in which 3 dancers each experience the pandemic; BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance's "Continually Healing," two duets about the frustrations and helplessness that occur as a result of the constant barrage of bad policies and hatred infecting our country; LatticeWorks' "For Sake," a tale of privilege; Catey Clark's "Please, water the plants when I am gone," a coming of age piece; Amy Liou and Sayoko Kojima's "A Practice: Alone/Together"; and Dancers Unlimited's "Emotions," a look at the fight for social justice and "Edible Tales: Mana," examining cultural heritage and sustainability.
Featuring dance, theatre, music, spoken word, comedy, circus, and film, the 4th INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ART FESTIVAL (produced by Tom Block) is a week-long series of advocacy events and performances at the intersection of art, activism and society. The full schedule can be viewed at www.ihraf.org. Tickets are $20 each, or $50 for a festival pass.
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