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Dance on the Greenway
Oct 11, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm| Free
With Special Panel Discussion
ENGAGING ARTS PRACTICES:
the role of arts and culture in strenghtening urban communities.
Erie Basin Park
1 Beard Street
Enjoy the beautiful view during Columbus Day weekend on the Ikea Brooklyn waterfront’s Erie Basin Park as Dance Theatre Etcetera presents it’s 3rd annual Dance on the Greenway. This is a FREE fall festival of site-specific dance that will take center stage on Saturday October 11th with two shows at 1 PM and 4 PM. Each show runs just over an hour and features the work of four diverse choreographers. Rain Date: Sunday October 12th. Enter at Dwight Street and Beard Street, IKEA parking lot, Red Hook Brooklyn.
Featuring works by:
• Kathy Westwater “Westwater reminds us that we are irrevocably connected to that original ooze and the blunt impulses that lay within it.” -The Village Voice
• Joya T. Powell “Protesting isn’t the only way to show support for Trayvon Benjamin Martin. Joya Powell and…Movement of the People Dance Company have another way to highlight the injustices brought against the slain teenager: performance.”-Globalgrind.com)
• Shanon Hummel “…enormously sophisticated. The choreography quivers with subtle emotions, like the writing of Virginia Woolf, to stage pictures that remain beautifully calibrated whether the figures are still or running amok.”- The Village Voice
• Solomon Goodwin “A rare talent, who integrates the virtuosity of Hip Hop to showcase the talents of his young cast members and shine a light on the community that surrounds this site.” – Martha Bowers, Producer of Dance on the Greenway
In between shows from 3:00 pm -4:00 pm, there will be a panel talk on Engaging Arts Practices: Exploring the role of arts and culture in strengthening urban communities, moderated by Caron Atlas, Director of Arts & Democracy.
Dance Theatre Etcetera is a community-based cultural organization located on the Red Hook, Brooklyn waterfront. This event draws upon its mission to unite artists and community members as co-creators in dynamic cultural activities. Through site-specific performances, festivals, parades, and performing arts and media education programs, Dance Theatre Etcetera stimulates the social imagination through acts of informed expression, creating a more just and joyful world. This event is made possible with public funds provided by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New City Council, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Phoenix Beverages/The Brayman Family and Santander Bank.
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