May 20, 2017

Dancing in the Street La MaMa Block Party

Free Event on E 4th Street

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Join La MaMa as we celebrate our 55th Anniversary with a Dancing in the Street Block Party with free performances and workshops, a bouncy castle, hula hoops, cotton candy, food carts, local restaurants, community organizations, children’s activities, sidewalk chalking, DJ Todd Jones and dancing in the street.

Now in its 12th season, La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival is taking place in all La MaMa venues. This wide range of dance programming supports La MaMa’s commitment to presenting diverse performance styles that challenge audience’s perception of dance and reflects La MaMa’s longstanding mission to present performance that transcends politics and unifies cultures.

FREE Performances & Workshops by:

| Al Son Son Tablao Flamenco | Alexandra Amirov | Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company | The Blue Bus Project | Brooklyn United Marching Band |

| DJ Todd Jones | East Village Dance Project | Janice Rosario | Kinding Sindaw | Kinesis Dance Project | Kinetic Architecture Dance Theater |

| Lei Making and Hula Workshop | Malcolm-x Betts | Pua Ali’i ‘Ilima o Nuioka | Reggie ‘Regg Roc’ Gray and The D.R.E.A.M. Ring | Reyna Alcala |

| Rod Rodgers Youth Ensemble, Company | Rude Mechanical Orchestra | Stefanie Batten Bland | Silver Cloud Singers |

| Thurgood Marshall Academy’s Step Team | White Wave Young Soon Kim Dance Co | Yoshiko Chuma |


Fourth Arts Block (FAB), Fortnight Institute, & WOW Documentary Project

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Help us save the planet! Maura Donohue will collect  single-use plastic bags  at the Block Party on E 4th Street to be woven, braided and tied into an evocation of kelp forests and submerged spaces for Tides Project: Drowning Planet. #PrettyPlasticPrincess

Food Generously Donated by:

| La Contrada | Proto’s Pizza | The Bean | Express Thali |

| Sobaya | Hasaki | Otafuku | Robataya |

for a Community Restaurant Sampler at 11AM!

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Participating Local Restaurants:

Harlem Seafood Soul | Miscelanea | 4th St Co-op

Obsessive Chocolate Disorder | Harajuku Sushi & Crepe Truck

Artists! Dancers! Choreographers! Everyone! Unite! La MaMa is calling on our community to express their belief in creative freedom through movement. The campaign for creative activism is #HereToDance

A montage of these videos will be shown in La MaMa’s theatre lobbies, website and at our Dancing in the Street Block Party on May 20th.

Ignite this global call to action with your own #HereToDance video.

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La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival


La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival continues to support La MaMa’s commitment to presenting diverse performance styles that challenge audience’s perception of dance by featuring performance/installations, experimental film screenings & public symposiums which address dance artists’ engagement with the current political climate, as well as honoring diasporic histories and legacy, ancestral inspirations and inter-generational dialogue.

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