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The International Human Rights Art Festival is thrilled to announce its 2018 Festival, co-produced by and held at the Wild Project, from November 12-18, 2018. The Festival will comprise 30 events and 100+ artists, presenting advocacy performances and art which bring together beauty, sincerity, vulnerability and engagement to open a space for healing, discussion and social change.
New Dance Projects (dance; 75 minutes)
Tom Tsai: In his solo "Filling Nothing", Tom Tsai relates an experience dancing with incarcerated men to his understanding of Breakin' culture and Hip Hop history. Tom's solo works have been presented throughout California and New York, and internationally in Sweden, Portugal, The Netherlands, and at Sadlerâs Wells in London. www.tomtsai.com
Garrett Parker: âRoom 1â is a solo dance work that explores the spectrum of human emotion and physicality as the protagonists realizes his loss of freedom. Garrett has attended the Movement Invention Project (2015, 2017), the NYC Gaga Winter Intensive (2016), the Kyoto Dance Festival (2016) and the American Dance Festival (2013, 2014, 2015). www.detoxmovemnet.org
Christopher NuÃ±ez: âWhat a wonderful time we almost had:â A final conversation with Christopherâs father. Christopher âUnpezverdeâ NÃºÃ±ez has been presented at Movement Research, The Leslie Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art, BAM Fisher, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, NY City Center Studios, InSitu Dance Festival, Performance Mix Festival and the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. www.unpezverded.com
J CHEN PROJECT: The story of a single immigrant girl-child, making her way from Honduras through Mexico and into the U.S., is told as myth, through poetry and dance. Performed by dancers Elizabeth Cowperthwaite and Rafael Sanchez, with actor Graceann Dorse. Original music by Desiree Miller. Assistant Choreographer J Hsiung. A dance/theater commission from Tom Block's original La Bestia: Sweet Mother text. Jessica's choreography credits include Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, Off-Broadway Minetta Lane Theater, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Ai Weiwei: The Seedfor Brooklyn Museum, TEDx Semester at Sea, Cornell University’s Celebration of Asian American Women, World Expo - USA Pavilion in Shanghai, China (jchenproject.com) Tom Block is a playwright, author of five books, 25+ year exhibiting visual artist and the founding producer of the International Human Rights Art Festival. tomblock.com
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