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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.
Circus Amok and Barbara Ann Michaels (circus and clown)
Circus Amok presents Enough is Enough (excerpts), with Jennifer Miller, Ashley Brockington, Carlton Ward and Kali Therrin. Live music provided by Jenni Romaine, Mary Feaster, Jessica Lurie.
Circus Amok is a circus-theater company whose mission is to provide free public art addressing contemporary issues of social justice to the people of New York City. Directed and founded by Jennifer Miller, the group has been together since 1989, bringing its funny, queer, caustic and sexy, political, one-ring spectacles to diverse neighborhoods throughout the city. Traditional circus skills combined with experimental dance, life-size puppetry, music old and new, gender-bending performance art and improvisational techniques, create new meanings for circus while continuing to entertain crowds of all ages throughout the streets, gardens, parks, and playgrounds. https://www.circusamok.org
"Stranger in A Normal Land:" Are we all really friends who haven't met yet? How do we bridge the perceived distances between us? "Stranger in a Normal Land" is a clown theater exploration of what it means to be a stranger and a friend. Whether traveling the world or the block, how do we often interact with each other? And how else could we? How often do you feel like a stranger or a friend to your own self? Enjoy this audience-interactive playful and serious take on connection.
Barbara Ann Michaels
, Jester of the Peace, works at the nexus of art, love and comedy. Recent projects include Clown Curious and Seven Senses Stroll with AirBnB, and tours of #IVOTE4U, AND NOW: WOMAN salon, and Love Letter Lounge. Performances include Museum of Fine Arts Boston, New York Clown Theater Festival, Miami Project, San Francisco Fringe, Boston Museum of Science, First Night Boston, and Discovery Channel. She is an award-winning Interfaith Minister for highly personal, costume, and adventure weddings. Press includes The Learning Channel’s Four Weddings, New York Times, Boston Globe, New York Daily News, New York Magazine, Huffington Post, and more. www.jesterofthepeace.com
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