Elements - a Dance Program of the Spirit

Date:
June 18, 2018
Location:
151 West 46th Street, #8th Floor
New York, NY 10036,
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Description

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Earth / Water / Air / Fire / Spirit
A multicultural and international line up of solo and group dance pieces centering each one of the Five Elements. Come witness a unique exploration of the elements underlying human and universal experience through movement. Presenters include:

  • Davalois Fearon (Water), a Bessie award-winning, critically-acclaimed dancer, teacher, and choreographer born on the island of Jamaica and raised in The Bronx, New York
  • Sheldon Raymore (Earth), a Native American Storyteller, Visual Artist, Actor, Choreographer, Cultural Consultant, and an award winning Grass Dancer
  • Nai-Ni Chen (Fire), whose productions take the audience beyond cultural boundaries to where tradition meets innovation and freedom arises from discipline
  • Oxana Chi (Spirit), a multi-talented performing artist who works as a dancer, choreographer, curator, festival organizer, filmmaker and publisher and
  • Open Dance Ensemble (Air/Wind), has developed a new form of dance choreography in which the movers not only improvise but also conduct each other as the performance unfolds

Featuring original music soundscores by Sylvestre Soleil (for Oxana Chi) and The Ghost Ensemble / Ben Richter (for Open Dance Ensemble)

This event is curated by International Human Rights Art Festival Assistant Producer Layla Zami.  Produced by Tom Block