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Move to Change

Logo Credit: Shaun Tubbs; An AAPI cis identifying man standing on his left leg while pushing his extended right leg away with both arms facing upstage of the audience. A Black American cis identifying woman is kneeling while reaching with both of her arms in Eagle Pose, and her torso is leaning towards her thighs facing downstage of the audience.

MODArts Dance Collective (MADC) is elated to announce its fifth annual Move to Change Dance Festival on Saturday, November 19, 2022 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM EST at Speyer Hall at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002 & Livestream with on demand viewing option. 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, and illuminate issues that reflects their histories and cultures through their unique and rich movement aesthetics. This year’s themes are Joy embodied in Black & Brown Bodies and Love interpreted through the lens of BIPOC choreographers & dance filmmakers.


2022 Presenting Artists - 3:30pm (not in program order):

Liz Miller, Derick McKoy, Jr., Marina Thomas, DENICHIC/Denise Fimiano, Milanda McGinnis, Nia Calloway, Gelline Guevarra, Rathi Varma, Mayu Nakaya, Vanessa Hernández Cruz, Shelli Ligonde, & MODArts Dance Collective (MADC).


2022 Presenting Artists - 7:30pm (not in program order):

Stacey Allen, Randolph Ward, Anabella Lenzu, Janet Aisawa and Osamu Uehara, Edgar L. Page, Jenny Boissiere, Ankita Sharma, Jacqueline Bennett, Aika Takeshima and Sara Pizzi, Robenson Mathurin, Pamela Tetteh, & MODArts Dance Collective (MADC).


On Demand Tickets are $20 to view both concerts from 

November 20 - midnight EST on December 4th.

2021 Artists

Janet Aisawa | New York, NY; Bernard Brown | Los Angeles, CA; Rodd Denson | Brooklyn, NY; Melissa Escano | Woodhaven, NY; Sadé M Jones | Austin, TX; Justice Miles | Denver, CO; Makayla Peterson | Brooklyn, NY; Jessica Gabrielle Thomas | Detroit, MI; Leah Tubbs/MODArts Dance Collective (MADC) | New York, NY; Chien-Ying Wang | Monmouth Junction, NJ; Kayla Yee | New York, NY; and Fang-Ting Yeh | Jersey City, NJ

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)

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