Shyamali: Sprouting Words explores how dissent fuels life force and growth, and recognizes the courage of women who speak up and talk back to sustain communities against injustice. “Shyamali” means “dark green” in Bengali, invoking the resilience of grass, which springs up when trod upon.
Marcus Young serves as Collaborating Director is this production. Ananya Chatterjea's choreography combines the poetry of Contemporary Indian Dance in a practice anchored in social justice and invokes the spirit of Dakini, traditionally embodied by destruction, chaos, and transformation.
Other collaborators include composer Greg Schutte, scenic designer Joel Sass, media designer Darren Johnson, costume designer Annie Cady, lighting designer Kevin A. Jones, and the dancers of ADT.
Mill City Museum, 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
DYFIT will present two 30-minute sessions, at 11:30am and 12:30pm.
Explore the vital role of the Mississippi River as a source and place of healing in this free event on Sept 9 presented by Healing Place Collaborative. Discover the connections between indigenous understanding of place, the environment, water, language, and the arts with hands-on activities, interactive performance, art, panels and presentations, and cooking demos. DYFIT will be there too!
Dance in the face of fear and hate! Join thousands in a dance action at Twin Cities Pride on Saturday, June 24. Every year anti-LGBTQ protesters come carrying hateful signs. The participatory public dance practice Don’t You Feel It Too? will be on site to create a joyful buffer against them. Bring your music and headphones. Join the ongoing roving dance party and the two All-Pride Dance Breaks at 2:00 and 4:00PM.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Dance with Pride! DANCE YOUR PRIDE! The world needs us now more than ever, and the world needs our dance.
Mn Artists Presents: Marcus Young Thursday, May 4, 5-9 pm Walker Art Center, Free
How is art a resource for daily life? When does our own behavioral practice of life become art? Mierle Laderman Ukeles reminds us not to undervalue the mundane work of maintaining life: "After the revolution, who’s going to pick up the garbage on Monday morning?" But what if there isn’t going to be a revolution? Or what do we do with our minds, bodies, and spirits while we work on that revolution, especially at a time when the world is in need of healing? With conversations, viewing experiences, guided meditation, protest singing, and more, the evening's events explore how behavioral practice becomes healing becomes art.
UC IRVINE 5/11
"Dance. Love. Liberate."
Thursday, May 11, from 3:30-5:00pm
LOCATION: Ring Road, by the flagpoles
Bring your favorite music and earbuds. Come ready to move. Watch a 60-second how-to video.
"Dance. Love. Liberate" is a participatory dance action at UC Irvine. It's flash mob meets mind-body practice meets street activism. Everyone is invited to try this fun workshop to dance for what they believe in and experience liberation for all. It's also good exercise and stress relief. Learn this alternative way of being powerful in public space!
This activity is presented by the Illuminations Program, working in collaboration with QTPOC Festival, The Coup de Comedy Festival, and the Global Improvisation Initiative Symposium.