Arts and Learning Workshop
June 11, 2011
Contact: Alysia Woodruff
Brolly Arts Presents
Justice for Some
Rowland Hall St. Markʼs School
June 11, 2011 at 7:30pm
$15 at the door $10 for students
Alysia Woodruff, Sofia Gorder, Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Mallory Rosenthal, Laja Field, Ursula Perry, Belle Baggs and Rachael Shaw MAKE MODERN DANCE PROTEST
Collaborating from Utah to Virginia, inFluxdance has done it again! Back by popular demand, Justice for Some abstractly reveals PROTEST as it pertains to human rights and the political landscape. Marriage laws, body rights, gay teen suicide, political extremism, exploitation of women, human trafficking, disembodied protest, and media manipulation are just a few of the issues this world is SHOUTING about!
Human rights violations occur globally in all forms and factions. Locally we experience many forms of discrimination, biases, and judgments. Brolly Arts understands that the arts add to the vibrancy of our community and are a valuable means to initiate social dialogue and foster community connection. To spearhead this community project Brolly Arts is supporting inFluxdance as their non-profit umbrella organization to address important needs, interest, and issues in the community. Awareness and education are the first steps in social change. We are interested in what protest looks and sounds like and how to explore the current human rights movement on a kinesthetic level.
Justice For Some is a multi-disciplinary performance and community outreach project that highlights the history and future of protest while challenging the notion of equality and discrimination. Throughout the performance, issues such as gay teen suicide, body rights, bullying, marriage rights and the right to vote are just a few issues highlighted through dance, architecture, video, and music composition. After the performance is complete, a question and answer session will be conducted. To further the impact of the exploration of discrimination, we will work with hearing and Deaf high school students in workshops prior to this performance. The Deaf population can often be overlooked with arts programming and funding. This dance work is accessible to the Deaf and non-deaf population because it creates a vehicle to open dialogue on issues related to protest and equality. As a cultural and linguistic minority group, Deaf youth are marginalized even more because of communication barriers that impede on their ability to reach their same aged hearing peers in mainstream schools. The workshops and performances are ways to educate and talk about current issues that expose both Deaf and hearing youth to the benefits of dance and movement as a means of expression and communication. Simultaneously dance can show the hearing teens that movement can be the bridge needed to cross cultural boundaries.
This year we welcome co-director Sofia Gorder to the company. Sofia brings a new educatorʼs eye to this human rights choreographic vision. Her movement style is sensual, visceral, and raw. It requires the body to both indulge and attack movement dynamics. Justice for Some contains collaboration in choreography as well as original music score composed by Aurie Hsu and Steven Kemper, and a video composition projected throughout the show created by artist Erin Mayfield.
Alysia Woodruff, Sofia Gorder and Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp are united in their interest in contemporary dance as a way to build community, collaboration and facilitate the exchange of ideas. They strive to make dance accessible with innovative ways of communicating through movement that pushes the traditional ideas of collaboration in the dance world. Join them for an evening of protest and some unprecedented surprises.
This Seasonʼs show kicked off in Salt Lake City through a SugarSpace Artist in Residence Program Award that then traveled to Charlottesville, VA in February. inFluxdance will continue its tour to Montreal, Boulder and San Francisco. Join us for our one night performance of Justice for Some, 7:30pm at Rowland Hall St. Markʼs as we conclude our workshop with Deaf and non-deaf teen peer groups. Please stay for our post-performance Q&A session. Brolly Arts and inFluxdanceʼs Justice for Some are proud to be the recipients of the newly launched Salt Lake City Arts Council, Arts in Learning grant.