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Wild Project presents
International Human Rights Art Festival- 2021
Dance Friday
Friday, December 10, 2021 at 7:30PM

Wild Project
195 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009
Between Ave A & B
F train to 2nd Ave, 24 hour parking garage located on Essex (Ave A) just south of Houston

December 6-12, 2021

The International Human Rights Arts Festival began in 2010 under the auspices of Amnesty International. It has now grown to an annual week-long event, offering hundreds of visual and performing artists the stage to showcase their work, share their stories and inspire social influencers, policy makers, cultural leaders and the general public to support their causes.

COVID Safety protocols at wild project
Upon entry all audience members must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. We welcome the NYC Covid Safe App and the New York State Excelsior Pass, which provides secure, digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
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Audience members will be required to wear masks at all times within the theater. There will be no food or drink permitted within the theater.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10th, 7:30pm

Ellen Mandel and Michael Lydon:
Ellen Mandel and Michael Lydon, with soprano Jessica Crandall, will present their original songs of human wrongs, soulfulness and hope, to lyrics by Seamus Heaney, Daniel Pociernicki, and Lydon.

LatticeWorks: LatticeWorks: For Sake. Two women begin a similar journey with hopes of personal achievement, they are met with vastly different obstacles on their individual paths. A tale of privilege. Dancers: Rebecca Ibarra, Caroline Yamada. Choreographer: LatticeWorks Dance/Rebecca Ibarra. Rebecca Allen (MFA Dance, MA Dance Education) is the Artistic Director of LatticeWorks, the Director of Education for The Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, and a Teaching Artist with NYCB. LatticeWorks was founded in 2012 with the intent to create an inquisitive space for artists to collaborate and explore together.

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance: Continually Healing (Work In Progress): This series reflects my desire to address the U.S. political climate, and how we can counteract the politically driven suppression, oppression, and hate which has historically plagued this country. This piece is composed of two duets that accurately display the frustrations and helplessness that can occur as a result of the constant barrage of misled policies and hatred infecting our country. Using choreographic phrases and key imagery synthesized through prior research of current events, personal reflection, and shared stories, this work explores the process of healing and finding social equity through dance.. Original music by Kevin Keller; Costume Design by Nina Katan; Choreography by Teresa Fellion in collaboration with the performers: Nicole Kadar-Greene, Kate Bishop and Emma Iredale. BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance is a contemporary dance company of women and non-binary individuals that capture and communicate universal human encounters through dynamic, purposeful movement.

Catey Clark: Please, water the plants when I am gone. A coming of age piece, that follows the transitions of adulthood, connections post-quarantine world, and what it means to figure out who you are. Dancer and choreographer: Catey Clark; Musician: Ryan Cox; Stylist: Delaney Williams. Through woven themes of social justice, feminine, and humanistic themes, Catey’s goal is to bring a sense of inclusion into the artistic world. Her works derive from feminist themes and involves a very inclusive pedagogy. Her choreography has been represented at the American College Dance Association, International Human Rights Arts Festival, Judson Memorial Church, and dance festivals across the country.

Valerie Green/Dance Entropy: man/Mother. Choreography by Valerie Green in collaboration with the performers. Performed by Fumihiro Kikuchi, Jonathan Matthews, Richard Scandola. Original Music by Philip Butta. Set Design by Valerie Green. man/Mother composes three separately made solos to original music by Philip Butta that translate emotions, specifically connected to each dancer’s experience of the global COVID-19 pandemic. A thick branch, suspended down stage center, both an obstacle and a comfort, confronts us with hard truths that demand reflection and action. Why would mother nature create such an affliction? What have we done as humans to contribute to bringing it into being? How can we mend our fragmented relationship with that which made us? Valerie Green has been an active dancer, choreographer and teacher in the New York City dance community since 1995. She created her own company, Dance Entropy in 1998, adding a permanent company home in 2005 called Green Space in LIC. Her choreography has been seen throughout NYC the US, and internationally in Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, France, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, India, Italy, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Cuba. and

Dancers Unlimited: Emotions & Edible Tales: Mana. Emotions is a re-work of our company repertoire in response to the fight for social justice during the pandemic. Edible Tales is a new hybrid work in progress featuring a dance-based documentary film and staged performances. Created through community-centered choreography labs and talk sessions, Edible Tales explores Cultural Heritage, Social Justice and Sustainability. Dances Unlimited is a bi-coastal 501(c)3 based in NYC and Honolulu. DU creates authentic moveMEANT narratives for community advancement through creative collaboration, community programs and social justice work. Director Linda Kuo creates work with a community-centered process, representing voices of our community for the purpose of equity, justice and healing.

Amy Liou and Sayoko Kojima: A Practice: Alone/Together, Created and Performed by: Amy Liou and Sayoko Kojima. Sayoko was born and raised in a small neighborhood in Japan. She has always been passionate about creativity. She majored in fashion in college but that never limited her to expand her work in different art forms. Since moving to NYC her passion has shifted to dance/movement. To date, she has performed in various shows in NYC as a movement artist. During the pandemic, she also started her sustainable fashion art brand Sayoko Creations and currently works as an independent fashion movement artist.. Amy is a performance artist from Taiwan. Influenced by the training she had with SITI Company, she is interested in exploring the continuity and discontinuity between movement and text. She recently expanded her theater practice to puppetry and was having fun making and moving with inanimate objects.

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