And a special screening by Ashley Hunt based upon his space and image series, “Degrees of Visibility.”
“Movement for the Movement” Dance Classes @ Highways Performance Space Come learn with two of our featured performers! Open to all levels.
Wednesday March 14, 11am – 1pm: Beginning Breaking with Tom Tsai Friday March 16, 11am – 1pm: Dance Improvisation with Jay Carlon
These two classes offer an immersive opportunity for all dancers and non-dancers, abolitionist supporters and movement organizers. Much appreciation to Jay and Tom for donating these classes to the movement! Donations encouraged, no one turned away for lack of funds. Please share the Facebook event widely.
People directly impacted and service providers can play a key role in the ReImagine 109 campaign which is working to shift 50% of all funding allocated through AB 109 for reentry support away from the Sheriff’s Department and to community-based and user-led services. While this space is open to others, the workshop will be geared towards service providers or users. Please share this message with your friends and comrades who may be interested in attending! RSVP HERE
ABOUT THE INSIDE OUTSIDE: DANCING THROUGH PRISON WALLS SHOW
During the autumn of 2017, longtime activist choreographer Suchi Branfman hosted dance choreographers and visual artists to share their work and creative process with imprisoned men at California Rehabilitation Center, a medium-security state men’s prison in Norco, California. Over the course of eight weeks, the men inside learned and performed with visting artists Alex Almaraz, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Jay Carlon, d. Sabela Grimes and Tom Tsai. These collaborative processes developed into a critical dialogue about freedom, confinement and how we survive restriction, limitations and denial of power.
INSIDE OUTSIDE brings these classes and the work from inside the prison back into LA for a night of performance and resistance. We invite you to join us to celebrate the power and human dignity that prison walls cannot contain. Together, we build for a world beyond imprisonment! Read more about the show here.