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.

MODArts Dance Collective (MADC) is elated to announce its Fourth Annual Move to Change Dance Festival on Saturday, November 13, 2021 5 & 7PM EST at Downtown Art, 70 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003 with on demand viewing option: November 14-28. The purpose of Move to Change is to use dance as a form of social justice and arts activism through the lens of BIPOC choreographers and dance filmmakers. 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. MADC will be pivoting from a live performance concert to two different, pre-recorded screened concerts with a live audience. In addition, there will be a free virtual round table discussion with six of the presenting artists via Zoom Webinar on Friday, November 12th at 7:00PM EST. 







*****Please note that this is a vaccinated event. All attendees will be asked to show proof of vaccination and wear a face mask before entering the theater.*****

For On Demand Ticket Holders: You will be emailed a private link & program notes to view the concert(s) purchased through Eventbrite or at your convenience from November 14-28 to the email address associated with the Eventbrite or PayPal ticket purchase.

This year's Move to Change Dance Festival is made possible by the generous support of Lower Manhattan Cultural Center and its 2021 Creative Engagement Grant. 

2021 Artists

5:00PM concert screening (in alphabetical order):

Bernard Brown

Justice Miles

Makayla Peterson

Jessica Gabrielle Thomas

Leah Tubbs/MODArts Dance Collective

Kayla Yee

Fang-Ting Yeh


7:00PM concert screening (in alphabetical order):

Janet Aisawa

Rodd Denson

Melissa Escano

Sadé M. Jones

Makayla Peterson

Leah Tubbs/MODArts Dance Collective

Chien-Ying Wang

2020 Artists

Rebekah JoAnn Guerra (Riverside, CA), Adebajo Oluwafemi Israel (Lagos, Nigeria), Caylia R Wallace (Somerset, NJ), Ching-I Chang (Brooklyn, NY), Ayako Takahashi (Kanagawaken, Japan), Analida Galindo (Panama), Queala Clancy & Jeffery Martin (Los Angeles, CA), Sonia Chandaria Tillu/Sona Lisa Dance Company (Northwood, United Kingdom), Quinton Sean Manning (Johannesburg, South Africa), Gierre J Godley (Astoria, NY), Daniel Martínez (México), Anuradha Naimpally & Purna Bajekal (Austin, TX), and 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)