​dis*place*ment : a transcontinental dialogic dance offering

dis*place*ment : a transcontinental dialogic dance offering | passTRESpass Athens & passTRESpass NY, TMDAS
November 19 - 20, 2016
Anita's Way
137 West 42nd Street
(the through-block connecting 42nd and 43rd streets,
between Broadway and 6th Ave)
New York, NY

Nearest Trains: 1, 2, 3, S, 7, B, D, F, M, N, Q, R


Saturday, November 19, 2-3:30 PM
Sunday, November 20, 2-3:30 PM
The space remains open to the public. Visitors are welcome to join the audience at any point for either portion. 

"On November 19 & 20, at 2pm, the modern dance awareness society invites you to witness and participate in our passTRESpass 2016 project: dis*place*ment, a transnational dance dialogue performed with and for refugees in New York City and Athens, live-streamed at Anita’s Way in the bustling heart of Times Square.
We will begin the event at 1pm at Anita's Way with a Times Square procession inviting pedestrians to join us for the 2pm performance with live feed from Athens when we return. We will be carrying the stories of refugees with us. 
At a moment when more bodies are pouring across borders in search of refuge than ever before, #disPLACEment offers an immersive, participatory installation linking communities in New York and Athens, sites where refuge and dislocation collide." -- Despina Stamos
Conceived of and directed by tmdas’ passTRESpass: Despina Sophia Stamos and Irene Siegel in collaboration with the dancers of City Plaza Hotel, featuring Rahin Salimi, Mahmadullah Muhammadi, Benyamin Ahmadi, with NYC dancers Bianca Falco, Irene Siegel, Wen-Shuan Yang, Lorene Bouboushian and guest video artist Maria Juliana Byck .

About passTRESpass
Initiated in 2007, by TMDAS co-founders Despina Sophia Stamos and Wen-Shuan Yang, passTRESpass is a roving, interactive movement installation addressing questions of migration, home and borders. Irene Siegel and Panagiotis Andronikidis have been contributing collaborators in the project since 2015 and 2007. The project mobilizes the body as an expressive site of aesthetic and socio-political engagement. Welcoming a diversity of bodies into spaces they may or may not typically occupy, they aim to communally redefine what dance and embodied art can mean, and what it can do in the world. passTRESpass is a project of The Modern Dance Awareness Society, an experimental dance collective. 

dis*place*ment is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Curricula, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net



Tags: Anita's Way, dance, refugees, Times Square, performance, video, international
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