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Dancing across Borders : A Benefit for Refugees

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Please Join us May 13, 12-4pm for Dancing Across Borders: A Benefit for Refugees at Home and Abroad.

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On May 13th, the modern dance awareness society and Dance Afghanistan join forces to host a fundraising event to support refugees at home and abroad. 100% of proceeds from the event will go towards supporting “proximity” dance project Athens refugee cast, Refugee Accommodation and Solidarity Space City Plaza, and Dance Afghanistan story translation project by refugees.

The event will be an afternoon of outdoors and indoors dance-based performances, film projections, presentations, and poetry. The day aims to highlight cultural integration issue, raise awareness about refugees and migration, and promote the role of the arts in capacity building.

EVENT SCHEDULE
The day’s performances and activities will run in two locations near Times Square:

12-1:45pm Activites
@ Anita’s Way, 135 W 42nd St, New York

These activities will feature film screenings of Jill Woodward’s “bodies of resilience”, “passTRESpass”, and preview of “journey without a map”. The modern dance awareness society will also be restaging “proximity,” a transnational dance dialogue, with performers Daphne Pantazopoulou(Athens), Wen-Shuan Yang, Abdul Nazari and residents of Refugee Accommodation and Solidarity Space City Plaza via Skype from Athens.

2-4pm Activities
@ Nearby dance loft between 6th and Broadway on W44th, specific address sent upon ticket reservation

Activities at the dance loft will feature light fare, traditional Greek and Afghan dance performances, and Afghan poetry readings. The event will conclude with a presentation of the research conducted in Greece by the Generation Outside Network concerning the quality of life for long-term Afghan refugees, followed by a Q&A discussion.

TICKETS & DONATIONS
Ticket reservations (free) are required for both Anita’s Way and nearby dance loft activities. Though events are free, your generous donation will go a long way towards supporting the refugee community!

ticket link :https://www.artful.ly/store/events/11892

All donations are tax deductible thanks to Fractured Atlas’ fiscal sponsorship of Dance Afghanistan project. All donations will thus be processed by Dance Afghanistan and distributed among the modern dance awareness society, Refugee Accommodation and Solidarity Space City Plaza, and Dance Afghanistan story translation project by refugees.

 

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