Food for Thought: The Root & The Divine, curated by Oxana Chi & Dr. Layla Zami
The International Human Rights Art Festival Comes to Danspace Project
FRIDAY, MAY 29
Oxana Chi & Ensemble Xinren, Anthony Carrera, Kalamandir Dance Company
SATURDAY, MAY 30
LAVA, Thomas Block, Oxana Chi & Ensemble Xinren
This installment of Danspace Project’s Food for Thought series presents two unique evenings of performance selected by guest curators. Admission each night is just $5 + 2 cans of food or $10. Canned goods are donated to the Momentum Project, which provides support to any person in need in NYC, especially those living with HIV/AIDS or other chronic illness.
Oxana Chi & Dr. Layla Zami curate two evenings inspired by earthly and celestial energies, dancing beings and human deities, and everyone in between! Theses evenings are presented in partnership with The International Human Rights Art Festival. Write the curators, “the performances are gripping, glamorous, grounded and godly, sometimes all at once. This Food For Thought comes from the Root of our current realities and opens Divine realms of possibilities.”
Oxana Chi is a German dancer, choreographer, curator, filmmaker, mentor, and trendsetter. Layla Zami is a French interdisciplinary artist-scholar-teacher. The internationally praised multicultural duo, based in Brooklyn since 2015, is much appreciated for their inspiring performances, uplifting curation and magnetic energies.
The International Human Rights Art Festival, founded by Thomas Block, is an ongoing series of art-activist events, festivals, workshops, and community programs at the intersection of art, advocacy, and society. IHRAF was founded on the belief that art can open hearts and minds, and heal the wounds becoming more evident in our society. ihraf.org