Move to Change

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Photo Credit: Alexander Sargent; Photo Caption: 2019 Move to Change Participating Artists standing on stage smiling after their bows.

Move to Change Tickets

MODArts Dance Collective (MADC) is elated to announce its Third Annual Move to Change Dance Festival on November 2-7, 2020 7:30PM EST virtually through Zoom. The purpose of Move to Change is to use dance as a form of social justice and arts activism through the lens of people of color (POC). The goal of Move to Change is to create cultural and gender affirming spaces for artists of color (African, Latina/o/x, Asian, Arab, Native American [ALAANA]), MENA (Middle East & North Africa), & SWANA (South West Asia & North Africa) to educate, empower, or illuminate issues that reflects their histories and cultures through their unique and rich movement aesthetics. Each evening will be a different program of two different & impactful artists through concert dance & dance film.

Move to Change was made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ) and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC). 

UMEZ enhances the economic vitality of all communities in Upper Manhattan through job creation, corporate alliances, strategic investments, and small business assistance. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.

Please note: Every ticket holder will receive a private Vimeo link to view their chosen day(s) of the virtual concert for 7 days after the live stream.

2020 Artists

Monday, November 2

Rebekah JoAnn Guerra (Riverside, CA)

     Adebajo Oluwafemi Israel (Lagos, Nigeria)

Students from Me<We: a four week workshop

Tuesday, November 3

Caylia R Wallace (Somerset, NJ)

Ching-I Chang (Brooklyn, NY)

Wednesday, November 4

Ayako Takahashi (Kanagawaken, Japan)

Analida Galindo (Panama)

Thursday, November 5

Queala Clancy & Jeffery Martin (Los Angeles, CA)

   Sonia Chandaria Tillu/Sona Lisa Dance Company (Northwood, United Kingdom)

Friday, November 6

Quinton Sean Manning (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gierre J Godley (Astoria, NY)


Saturday, November 7

Daniel Martínez (México)

    Anuradha Naimpally & Purna Bajekal (Austin, TX)

MODArts Dance Collective (New York City, NY)

2019 Artists

Jenny Oliver/Connections Dance Theater (Boston, MA), Kayla Yee (New York, NY), Bernard Brown/bbmoves (Los Angeles, CA), Leila Mire and Nadia Khayrallah (New York, NY), Janet Aisawa (New York, NY), & James MahKween (Los Angeles, CA)

2018 Artists

Eury German (Manhattan Resident-Washington Heights), Gierre Godley/Project 44 (Queens Resident), & Beverly Lopez/REDi Dance Company (Bronx Resident)