Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Aesthetics and Artistry Town Hall: Immigrant Artistry, Resources, and Community


Collage of Immigrant Artistry Panelists

When: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (EST)
Where: Online Registration is required. All conversations are free and open to the public. 
Registration: This event is part of the Aesthetics and Artistry Series. Registration was required. All conversations are free and open to the public. Attend one or multiple town halls.

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Re-Experience Immigrant Artistry Town Hall


Language interpretation provided by Ana Jimenez and Ivory Nunez Medrano. 

ASL logo  ASL interpretation provided by SignNexus.
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If you require additional reasonable accommodation, please contact Brinda Guha at least two weeks prior to the event via email at [email protected] or call 212.966.4452 (voice only).

About: Dance/NYC in partnership with Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) will host a town hall celebrating immigrant artistry and discussing the nuances of supporting immigrant artists in the New York City ecosystem. This event will include a short discussion with Center for Traditional Music and Dance and two CTMD affiliated artists as well as short presentations by organizations that support immigrant arts workers through advocacy, resources and providing opportunities for fellowship.

Series: Aesthetics and Artistry Town Hall Series

Series Description: As June is a month of many commemorations including Immigrant Heritage Month, LGBTQ+ Pride Month, Caribbean-American Heritage Month and Juneteenth, Dance/NYC is bringing attention to the artform of dance as the throughline that connects these celebrations. Dance/NYC hosts a two-part Aesthetics and Artistry town hall series that focuses on investigating practices of artistry within the New York City dance community. Part one will focus on Disability Aesthetics on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 and part two will focus on Immigrant Artistry, Resources, and Community, in partnership with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.


Confirmed Speakers - Click speaker names to access their bios:

Adham Hafez headshot by Nurah Farahat. Adham wears a grey blazer over a navy button down. The background is green + out of focus

Adham Hafez, Artistic Director, HaRaKa Platform and Creative Director, Wizara

Andrew Colwell headshot

Andrew Colwell, Project Director, Staff Ethnomusicologist at Center for Traditional Music and Dance

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Andrew Suseno, Creator

Parcon Resilience

Angelica Lara headshot by Don Daedalus

Angèlica Lara, Education and Outreach Director

UnLocal, Inc.

Jean Bae headshot.

Jean Bae, Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs

New York City Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA)

Matthew Covey headshot by Dan Efram

Matthew Covey, Immigration Attorney and Executive Director of Tamizdat

Mohamed Q. Amin headshot

Mohamed Q. Amin, Founder & Executive Director, Caribbean Equality Project

Nariman Asanov headshot

Nariman Asanov, Musician, The New York Crimean Tatars Ensemble

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Nathalie Rea

Centro Corona

Oneza Lafontant headshot

Öneza Lafontant, Cultural Activist, Musician & Founder of CTMD Touring Artist group Kongo

Headshot by Ralph Dugue

Ralph Dugue, Representative

Justice Center en El Barrio

Rebecca Headshot

Rebecca Margolick, Dancer, Choreographer

Member Dance Artists National Collective (DANC)

Reka Echerer Headshot

Réka Echerer, Dance Artist & Arts Advocate

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Rosa Bao

Centro Corona

Zahra headshot. Photo by Mohammad Askarzadeh

Zahra Banyamerian, Program Officer

New York Foundation for the Arts

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Resources Shared During Live Session:

Dance/NYC's justice, equity, and inclusion initiatives are made possible with leadership support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Dance/NYC convening is made possible, in part, by support from the Howard Gilman Foundation and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts and from the National Endowment for the Arts.



Dance/NYC seeks partners and speakers with a variety of viewpoints for its events with the goal of generating discussion. The inclusion of any partner or speaker does not constitute an endorsement by Dance/NYC of that partner's or speaker's views.

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