Celebrating Artistry for Immigrant Heritage Month!

Monday, June 7, 2021

Celebrating Artistry for Immigrant Heritage Month!

 
     

Celebrating Artistry for
Immigrant Heritage Month!

“I remember dance being this safety of community. And being a South Asian immigrant community in the South, in the 80s, was not always a very
safe experience. So much of these [big Punjabi family gathering]
parties were to reconnect, to carry on some of these traditions
to the next generation, and to feel that safety.
A release and reconnection.
Something that had been severed in this process of
immigration to the United States.”

Joti Singh, Artistic Director, Duniya Dance and Drum Company
at the Dance/NYC 2021 Symposium

A collection of Zoom squares that feature Rodney Lopez, Joti Singh, Michael Manswell, Nicole Macotsis, and a sign language interpreter. There is a translucent blue circle with a white triangle in the center that hovers over the center of the image, indicating that a video can be played.

Dance/NYC continues to hold space for the importance of #AestheticsAndArtistry to New York City’s many communities as we honor their presence and contributions. This quote from Joti Singh in the Streets, Dance Halls and Living Rooms: Social Dance in Form, Function, and Practice session at the 2021 Symposium underscores the role of artistry as a connector and creator of safe space for immigrant communities. Re-experience this Symposium session now on Dance/NYC’s YouTube page and register for the upcoming #AestheticsAndArtistry town halls at dance.nyc

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Photo: (L-R) Rodney Lopez, Joti Singh, Michael Manswell, and Nicole Macotsis for 2021 Symposium.


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