International Human Rights Art Festival Dance: Movement of the People Dance Company and Spilling Ink Movement of the People Dance Company and Spilling Ink
About This Show
2016 Bessie Award-winning choreographer Joya Powell and her Movement of the People Dance Company headline this hour of contemporary dance highlighting social concerns.
Spilling Ink presents Samasta, which means whole or complete in Sanskrit, India’s classical language. The two-part dance project sheds light on ancient and contemporary verses that speak to the power of spiritual fervor to transcend evil, and echo righteousness, justice and truth.
About the Festival
Dixon Place and the Institute of Prophetic Activist Art present: The International Human Rights Art Festival, produced, March 3-5, 2017 at Dixon Place. This is the first human rights art festival in the long and vibrant history of New York City’s cultural scene. The Festival is produced by Tom Block, long-time artist-activist, author of Prophetic Activist Art: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution, and founder of the Institute of Prophetic Activist Art, an art-activist incubator housed at Dixon Place. Playwright and Director Julia Levine is the Assistant Producer.
The 2017 Festival will involve more than 70 artists presenting 40+ advocacy art events over the weekend, including theatre, visual art, music, dance, installations, workshops, panels, performance, films and KidsFest, to introduce children to the importance of art-advocacy work through hands-on activities. Join us for a weekend of art, advocacy, and celebration, with a happy hour featuring tasty human-rights themed concoctions, human rights trivia, prizes, t-shirts and much more.