DECEMBER 9-15, 2019
The International Human Rights Art Festival signature event is a week-long series of advocacy art and performances at the intersection of art, spirit and society. As the Sufis say: "Words spoken from the mouth never get past the ears; but words spoken from the heart, enter the heart." Our 100+ artists presenting 40 individual performance events are speaking loudly and clearly from their hearts!
General Admission: $20
The theater is wheelchair-accessible.
Festival Week Pass: $50
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 7:30 PM
mignolo dance, Translations ~mignolo dance~ is a contemporary dance company founded by sisters Charly and Eriel in 2017. The company has had work produced at many festivals including KoDaFe, Dumbo Dance Festival, Triskelion’s SummerFest, Waxworks, Peridance's APEX, and Koresh’s Come Together Dance Festival, and had their first full length show, “Translations”, produced by HERE Arts Center in July 2019.
1. Paradox in Translation Excerpts
Music: The Books, Emory Campbell, Matthew Menchaca, Charly Santagado
Choreography: Charly Santagado
Dancers: Emory Campbell, Eriel Santagado
Description: Paradox in Translation is an expansion Translation Studies No. 4 & 5, in which the individual words of two poems are translated into movement, creating a literal vocabulary that exactly maps to the language used in the poems. This close translation is complemented in Paradox by more disjointed, loose translation material that transcends the original linguistic structure and ties the work together in a dreamscape that explores the contradictions inherent in love and loss.
2. Translation Study No. 3
Music: Chopin, Brigitte Engerer
Choreography: Eriel Santagado
Dancer: Eriel Santagado
Description: Translation Study No. 3 is a translation of Nocturne, Op. posth. in C-Sharp Minor: Lento by Frederic Chopin. The movement was constructed in coordination with the sheet music for the piano solo.
Catey Clark, CoHERence Is the reality we perceive the reality we see? Through vibrant gestures, vigorous physicality, and spoken text, coHERence explores a fragmented reality. " ...an archipelago of choreography and connections"- Sydney Skybetter ACDA Adjudicator. Artist Catey Clark: Human. Mover. Choreographer-In that order. Catey is a choreographer from Florida who focuses on race, feminist, queer, and social theories. She has had the opportunity to present her works at numerous locations across the United States as well as working with guest artists.
Linda Kuo Dancers Unlimited 3017Time & Again: Time and Again reflects upon human conditions and humanity. We imagine what our collective future will look like in a thousand years, through the lenses of our ancestral wisdom. By with our own past, we grow collectively through resilience, faith and love that are innate to humanity.
I’mMigration: Currents I’mmigration: Currents is an excerpt of an immersive dance & art installation that explores the challenges and promises that are attached to being an immigrant, and being a body on a foreign or unfamiliar land. Each dancer's (im)migration narrative is weaved into the choreography, and the movements represent how our experiences shape our identities and perspectives. Linda Kuo is the Co-Founder and Director of Dancers Unlimited, a bi-city dance company based in Honolulu and NYC. Linda believes in the intimate and authentic power of movement to create dynamic narratives for change. Linda is the choreographer for I’mMigration: Currents and the co-choreographer for 3017: Time & Again. Director: Linda Kuo Co-Choreographer (3017): Hara Zi Dancers for 3017: Britnee Hay, Gabriela Messina, Sammi Tai, Kareem Woods, Hara Zi. Dancers for I’mMigration: Britnee Hay, Eugene “Spyderman” Jordan IV, Sammi Tai, Kareem Woods, Hara Zi. Costumes for I’mMigration: Jenny Efremova. Original Music for 3017 by: “It Takes Time” DJ Maineframe. Original Music for I’mMigration: “Life Form” DJ Outsource