Exploring Environmental Justice in Movement
You certainly know about Climate Change and the inequities it imposes. You may have also heard about Environmental Justice. But how does it play out and how can we use its principles in making art and to make a difference in the world? This interactive movement-based experience will illuminate environmental justice through individual and group physically engaging activities. We will explore exchanging energy, giving and receiving intentions and actions, and listening with our whole selves to one another and our surroundings. We will discover how these activities can inform our lives and relationships to each other and the earth. No dance experience is needed and the workshop welcomes everybody and background. You'll come away feeling connected and carrying strategies to move your own ideas forward.
Lynn Neuman, Director of Artichoke Dance, is one of the nation’s leading eco-artists widely known for her multi-year program to mitigate plastic pollution on Coney Island. Lynn is an Association of Performing Arts Professionals Leadership Fellow and widely sought for teaching, speaking and cross-disciplinary performances and programs. Recently, she was artist in residence at Rider University and California State University, creating arts and sustainability projects across disciplines. Her work has been presented nationally and internationally and she was recently featured in Dance Magazine and Citizen’s Climate Radio. She serves on 350Brooklyn’s Steering Committee and the Gowanus Neighborhood Coalition for Justice.
Artichoke Dance Company works at the intersection of performance innovation, environmental activism, education, community building and civic engagement. Our productions model occurrences, model zero waste practices, and envision the equitable, sustainable and resilient world we are working to create and inhabit. We collaborate with scientists, other artists, environmental organizations, educational institutions, and the public to create works infused with forward thinking perspectives. Our groundbreaking work inspires people to gather around pressing issues, to build community, create art, and enact change. Artichoke Dance Company's Ambassador program mentors the next generation of eco-arts artists through exploration, learning and project development.