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Performers

Luane Furtado

Capoeira/Carimbo dancer/Performer 

Luane

Luane Furtado, 22 years old.

 Capoeirista/carimbó dancer

 Paraense, born in the city of Maracanã in 1999, has been training capoeira since she was 14 years old.  She saw in capoeira a way to improve her quality of life, and it ended up becoming her biggest passion.  Living on the island of Algodoal for 2 years, she fell in love with the carimbó culture, and today she loves dancing to this contagious rhythm.

During SAF she will perform singing, instrumental and capoeira wrestling with her husband Roger Teixeira.  And he will also dance carimbó.


Luane Furtado, 22 anos.

Capoeirista/ dançarina de carimbó

Paraense, nascida na cidade de Maracanã em 1999, treina capoeira desde os 14 anos de idade. Viu na capoeira uma forma de melhorar sua qualidade de vida, e acabou se tornando sua maior paixão. Moradora da ilha de Algodoal há 2 anos, se apaixou pela cultura do carimbó, e hoje ama dançar esse ritimo contagiante. 

Durante o SAF fará apresentação de canto, instrumental e luta de capoeira com seu esposo Roger Teixeira. E também dançará carimbó.

 

Menesis Teixeira

Musician/song writer/performer 

Menesis

Menesis Teixeira is the only son of Margarita Menesa Teixeira - the founder of Carimbo - folk music from Ilha Maiandeua.  He is a native indigenous habitant of Algodoal island from Maiandeua archipelago, Amazonia, Para Region in North Brazil. He is a composer, musician and master of Carimbo.  It preserves the indigenous tradition of its ancestors and fishermen.

During SAF 2021 he will tell, sing and play the old legends of Ilha Maiandeuá with José Costa Teixeira and Lenir Maria Cardoso.

Menesis Teixeira unico filio de Margarita Menesa Teixeira - a fundadora do Carimbo - música folclórica da Ilha Maiandeua. Ele é nativo da ilha de Algodoal, do arquipélago Maiandeua, Amazônia, Região do Pará, no Norte do Brasil.  É compositor, músico e mestre do Carimbo.  Ele preserva a tradição indígena de seus ancestrais e pescadores.

Durante o SAF 2021 ele vai contando, cantando e tocando as velhas lendas da Ilha Maiandeuá com José Costa Teixeira e  Lenir Maria Cardoso.

Nayesh Radia

Meditation Coach / Writer

Nayesh

Nayesh has written several plays for theatre, radio and film. With a varied career, Nayesh now works as Mediation Coach and Spiritual Guide for Power Of CHATT - providing complementary, holistic and alternative therapy.

Nayesh will perform Anjali - a poem he wrote about the journey of a young woman forced in to the world of human trafficking.

Rande Frank

Musician and song writer

Lenda das Abayomis

Rande will play guitar and sing with lyrics composed for the Social Arts Festival 2021.

Rand Frank Cunha Costa, 48 years old, born in Belém, region of Pará in North Brazil. Artistically known as Rande Frank, with a 28 years career as a musician, playing the guitar and always singing in Portuguese an extensive repertoire of Brazilian popular music. In addition to musical art, Rande also has experience in theater and cinema, and also has a university degree as a psychologist. He is a writer, composer, performer and instrumentalist. He joined, between 1999 and 2008, as the lead singer of the pop rock covers band entitled “Samã”, where Rande expressed exciting performances during his presentations. He participated in Rock in Rio (2001) with Banda Xuxu and Kaveiras Barrocas, performing shows inside a bus that traveled in the neighborhoods of the south zone of Rio de Janeiro.

 

Rande tocará violão e cantará com letras compostas para o Festival de Artes Sociais de 2021.

Rand Frank Cunha Costa, 48 anos, natural de Belém do Pará, Brasil. Artisticamente conhecido como Rande Frank, com uma carreira de musicista que já dura 28 anos, tocando violão e cantando sempre em português um extenso repertório da música popular brasileira. Além da arte musical, Rande também possui experiência no teatro e no cinema, e também tem formação superior como psicólogo. Também é escritor, compositor, intérprete e instrumentista. Integrou, entre os anos 1999 e 2008 , como vocalista da banda de covers de pop rock intitulada “Xamã”, onde Rande expressava performances empolgantes durante suas apresentações. Participou no Rock in Rio (2001) com a Banda Xuxu e as Kaveiras Barrocas, executando shows no interior de um ônibus que intinerava nos bairros da zona sul carioca.

Maria de Fátima Dos Santos Valente

Artisan and Performer

Abayomis with Famima

Maria will exhibit her work during the performance with Rande Frank.

Born in Concórdia do Pará, in 1999, and raised in the interior until moving to Belém in her early teens. At 16, she went to study Psychology at UFRJ, in Rio de Janeiro, where she participated in projects such as Adole-ser in motion, later Corpos em Rede, and Revista Fragmentos. Now graduating, she works with crafts and plastic arts, and seeks to expand her social projects with communities as a psychologist and artist.

Maria vai expor seu trabalho durante a performance com Rande Frank.

Nascida em Concórdia do Pará, em 1999, e criada nos interiores até ir para Belém no começo de sua adolescência. Aos 16 foi estudar Psicologia na UFRJ, no Rio de Janeiro, onde participou de projetos como Adole-ser em movimento, posteriormente Corpos em Rede, e a Revista Fragmentos. Hoje se formando, trabalha com artesanato e artes plásticas, e busca expandir seus projetos sociais com comunidades enquanto psicóloga e artivista.

 

 

 

 

 

Jose Ailson Monteiro Farias

Photographer/Painter

Studio Pixé Amazonia

Born in Nova Timboteua, 1979, northeast of Pará, he is a draftsman, painter and woodcut artist, and studied a degree in visual arts at UFPA.  He is a native indigenous habitant of Algodoal island from Maiandeua archipelago, Amazonia, Para Region in North Brazil. Currently living in Algodoal, Praia da Princesa, he has been developing a work of painting on discarded wood with local themes of nature and culture, like the masters of carimbó.


Natural de Nova Timboteua, 1979, nordeste do Pará, é desenhista, pintor e xilogravurista, e estudou licenciatura em artes visuais na UFPA.  Ele é nativo da ilha de Algodoal, do arquipélago Maiandeua, Amazônia, Região do Pará, no Norte do Brasil.  Atualmente morando em Algodoal, na Praia da Princesa, vem desenvolvendo um trabalho de pintura em madeiras descartadas com temas locais da natureza e da cultura, como os mestres do carimbó.

Lúcia Maria Leão

Director

Lúcia Leão

Born in Concórdia do Pará, in 1999, and raised in the interior until moving to Belém in her early teens. At 16, she went to study Psychology at UFRJ, in Rio de Janeiro, where she participated in projects such as Adole-ser in motion, later Corpos em Rede, and Revista Fragmentos. Now graduating, she works with crafts and plastic arts, and seeks to expand her social projects with communities as a psychologist and artist.

A short film featuring the rescue of a litter of 10 puppies from a female dog in the village of algodoal;


Nascida em Concórdia do Pará, em 1999, e criada nos interiores até ir para Belém no começo de sua adolescência. Aos 16 foi estudar Psicologia na UFRJ, no Rio de Janeiro, onde participou de projetos como Adole-ser em movimento, posteriormente Corpos em Rede, e a Revista Fragmentos. Hoje se formando, trabalha com artesanato e artes plásticas, e busca expandir seus projetos sociais com comunidades enquanto psicóloga e artivista.

Um curta-metragem apresentando o resgate de uma ninhada de 10 filhotes de uma cadela da vila de algodoal;

Catarina Carvalho

Musician and Performer

Trinity Laban Conservatoire

Catarina is a Portuguese soprano currently on her last year of undergraduate vocal studies course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London.

Catarina moved to London when she was 17 to begin her studies and in the meantime she has also finished her 200h Yoga Teacher Training. In the future she aims to combine music and yoga, looking more into sound healing and chanting.

Andrez Olmos Guillen

Performance Artist

Andrez

Born in the Obispo Santisteban province, in the town of Montero, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia in 1987. Bachelor of Arts from the Gabriel Rene Moreno Autonomous University or U.A.G.R.M.
He has a diploma in Cultural Management from the Universidad Mayor de San Simón or U.M.S.S. from the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Interdisciplinary artist, performance who has participated in national festivals such as “Intersecciones”. Also in international festivals such as "AUSTRAL" in Buenos Aires, Argentina, "Festival Art and Work" in Chile, "Occidentalmente", Latin American festival of performance art. It has performatic pieces made in galleries in its city of birth Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
He participated in the itinerant exhibition "Altered States" by the curator and artist Héctor Canonge, with his Record of the performance "NO / Estado", which took place in different galleries around the world; New York, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Miami, Lima and Mexico City. He has also participated in group exhibitions such as "Historical Lapsus" at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) or "Support and Matter" at Kiosko Galería in his hometown.

In 2020 he participated in the International Art Biennial of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, with his installation-in situ piece “Textos de Sal”, which was awarded by the General Directorate of Culture and Tourism of the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

He crossed the residence of the Gallery "Kiosko Galería" in Bolivia in April 2021 and another with the "Galería Mango" in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Participant of the “International Multimedia Art Festival” or “IMAF” at SULUV Gallery in Novi Sad (Serbia) that will take place from August 30 to September 5, 2021.

Soon he is preparing for his residency at "RARO Galería" Buenos Aires, in February 2022.

Doriel Ribeiro da Silva

Slackline Artist

Dorial

Dorial is originally from north Brazil - Belem.  He is a passionate and natural Capoeira and Carimbo dancer with slackline skills.  He is a nature lover, an environmentalist and a craftsman.  Dorial has designed and built recycling bins for Algodoal .   He is performer and sponsor of the Social Arts Festival 2021 and will perform a dance and slackline. Dorial will be holding a slackline workshop for people of all ages, kids and adults during the festival.


Ele é originário do norte do Brasil - Belém. ele é um apaixonado dançarino de capoeira e carimbo natural com habilidades no slackline. amante da natureza, ambientalista e artista da construção. ele vai construir algumas lixeiras para reciclagem na ilha de Algodoal. Como intérprete e patrocinador do SAF 2021, ele apresentará dança e slackline. Ele fará workshop de slackline para pessoas de todas as idades, crianças e adultos.

Jose Costa Teixeira

Musician and Performer

Groppo Praiano do ALGODOAL

Jose is a grandson of Margarita Menesa Teixeira - the creator of Carimbo - folk music of Maiandeua island in Brazil. He is a composer, musician and a master of Carimbo. Jose preserves the indigenous tradition of his ancestors and fishermen.

During the SAF 2021 he is telling, singing and playing the old legends of Maiandeua island with his wife Lenir Maria Cardoso.


José Costa Teixeira é neto de Margarita Menesa Teixeira - a criadora do Carimbo - música folclórica da Ilha Maiandeua.  É compositor, músico e mestre do Carimbo.  Ele preserva a tradição indígena de seus ancestrais e pescadores.

 Durante o SAF 2021 ele vai contando, cantando e tocando as velhas lendas da Ilha Maiandeuá com sua esposa Lenir Maria Cardoso.

Lenir Maria Cardoso

Hair/Makeup Artist and Performer

Groppo Praiano do ALGODOAL

Lenir Maria Cardoso is originally from the capital of Brazil - Brasília.  Her passion for arts arose with her career as a makeup artist, masseuse and hairdresser.  Lenir is a professional in the beauty business and alternative forms of therapy, such as therapeutic massage, to heal her clients.  Her aim is to make her clients feel beautiful and young.  Lenir is the proprietor of the Salon Belezza Total in Algodoal and sponsors the festival by providing free makeup and hairstyles for attendees.  Lenir is a dancer and musician and her performance takes inspiration from her husband, an indigenous native of Algodoal Island.  Together they present a performance telling the legendary stories of the Maiandeua, through music and dance.


Lenir Maria Cardoso  é originária da capital do Brasil Brasília.  sua paixão pelas artes transformou-se em maquiadora, massagista e cabeleireira.  ela trabalha no setor de beleza aplicando formas alternativas de terapia, como a massagem terapêutica, para curar seus clientes.  ela torna seus clientes bonitos e jovens.  Ela dirige seu próprio salão - Salon Belezza Total em Algodoal.  Ela é patrocinadora do festival ao fornecer maquiagem e penteados gratuitos para os participantes.  ela também participa como dançarina e musicista do carimbo, inspirando-se em seu sposo, um nativo indígeno da ilha Algodoal.  Ambos apresentam a performance contando as lendárias histórias de Maiandeua, tocando e danzando.

Yvonne Greaves

Contemporary Dancer Choreographer Writer

Soft Sovereign

British artists, contemporary dancer, based in London. Graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire Community Dance Diploma and Birkbeck Performing Arts. Dancer, performer, choreographer and writter. She is also a Pilates teacher.

African odyssey of protest poetry dance and imagery for Social Arts Festival 2021

Joanna Puchala

Choreographer

LCP Dance Theatre

Born in Poland and lives in London, performing artist pursuing her professional career as a contemporary dancer, choreographer and artistic director of LCP dance theatre. She collaborated with Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Tavaziva Dance , BBC, Nyctoloptic dance Theatre and coo-funded AllotropiaMovement.

Joanna’s work at LCP as a producer, artistic director and contemporary dancer involves full length professional dance productions, some of them nominated by the Amnesty International Freedom Expression Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016/15/14 for: aerial dance ” Escape”2016, dance theatre “I am”2015 and “Am I” 2014. The other productions include: a very successful dance performance “Rights(?)” awarded by BBC Performing Arts Fund, and others presented in various arts festivals: “Lust Lost Last” at Camden Fringe Festival, and “Taking Chances”, “Voices 4 Change”, “Please do not remove it”, “Up&down” at Brockley Arts Festival:. She danced with Dance United at “Destino” in Sadler’s Wells”, choreographed and performed with Jawaf Dance Theatre “Going nowhere”, with AllotropiaMovement “Imaginary…”. Performed at “The Profondis” Frivol Festival in London.

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Line-up

  1. 19:00 PM - 19:10 PM : Day 1 May 15th - Introduction by Joanna Puchala

    10 min

    Settling in and introduction to the Social Arts Festival by founder Joanna Puchala.

    Sharing the history of Social Arts Festival and introducing to the first ever Virtual Social Arts Festival – spreading out the message of raising awareness of violation of human rights and social injustice through performing arts.

    This time we are living the most unexpected and unpredictable time of pandemic covid19.  Our lives have changed and in this online edition of Social Arts Festival varies artists share the emotional rollercoaster of each of us and all of us through the spectacular Live and prerecorded performances of aerial, hoop, dance, theatre, music and film. The artists perform live from the comfort of their own space, sharing their lives with you. You – The audience is watching it from the comfort of your home.

    Welcome to our third edition of SAF 2020, and the first Virtual SAF 2020.

    Thank you all for coming virtually and making this incredible event happen!!!

    Thank you all for your contributions and support so we can all fight coronavirus.

    Social Arts Festival is fundraising for the charity World Health Organisation WHO!

    Supporters of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO

    The world has never faced a crisis like COVID-19. The pandemic is impacting communities everywhere. It’s never been more urgent to support the global response, led by the World Health Organization (WHO).

    Donations support WHO’s work, including with partners, to track and understand the spread of the virus; to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information; and to accelerate research and development of a vaccine and treatments for all who need them.

    Please donate by booking the ticket or pressing donation button.

  2. 19:10 PM - 19:20 PM : Day 1 May 15th - Live poem by Tanica Psalmist

    10 min

    Live Poem

    Credits:

    Performance: Tanica Psalmist

    “Moses said”

    Tanica strongly believes in the power of mindfulness, words & creative writing being used simultaneously to achieve the purpose of ensuring community reaches a higher state of consciousness. As without doubt this increases social connections, compassion & altruistic behaviour; decreasing prejudiced attitudes that prevents people from becoming less open and more available to the present state of the catastrophic issues surrounding humanity.

    Tanica’s poem ‘Moses said’ gives a deep insight into political human rights, exploring underlying factors involving Africa being taken advantage of by the heated frustration of decisions for vaccinations to be tested in Africa, despite being having a low pandemic at present.

    Her poem will be exploring the effects of emotional stability this may lead to & the importance of connectivity within the world more than ever. In solidarity, an open minded poem will authentically create room for acceptance & improve cognitive factors to enable brain functioning. She aims to highlight the fundamentals within her poem- ‘Moses Said”

  3. 19:25 PM - 19:30 PM : Day 1 May 15 - dance film by Flavia Caselli and Gianni D'Andria

    5 min

    Contemporary Dance Film

    Credits:

    Company’s name: Dancing The Dream

    Choreography: Flavia Caselli and Gianni D’Andria

    Performance: Flavia Caselli, Gianni D’Andria, Bruna D’Andria, Valeria Zanetti, Giulia Cardoni, Cinzia Rosito
    Music:  Michael Jackson
    Song:  Man in the Mirror

    “The Man in the Mirror”

    It I s an extract from the show Dancing the Dream, directed by Flavia Caselli and Gianni DAndria. It is a contemporary dance piece that wants to make people look at themselves, deep down to make this world a better place.

    Based on Michael Jacksons masterpiece song, the message the artists want to communicate is to Change the worldas the lyrics say, and that we can start doing so by looking in the mirror.

    Four dancers, which represent different shades and parts of a human beings, surround a man standing in the middle, trying to make him look at himself in the mirrors that they are carrying.

    They are all wearing masks, an illusion that all of us wear to face this challenging world, full of greed, hatred, violence, racism and carelessness about our planet.

    But, thanks to that inner change, we can take those masks off and change the world.

  4. 19:30 PM - 20:00 PM : Day 1 May 15th - Live Play by Nina Gabriela

    30 min

    Live performance – Play

    Credits:

    Company’s name: White Latina

    Direction and Performance: Nina Gabriela Goldsworthy Moll

    “White Latina Quarantina”

    It is a solo show about Nina Gabriela’s life. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Lima, Peru. Her mother is Peruvian and her father is British.

    White Latina is a one woman show, it makes you think, laugh and relate.
    It has been performed since December 2018, thanks to the audiences feedback it has grown and changed.
    This new performance talks about her life as well as quarantine life. Lots of things have happened and White Latina reflects on them.
  5. 20:05 PM - 20:10 PM : Day 1 May 15th - Live Dance by Freya Dare

    5 min

    Live performance – Contemporary Dance

    Credits:

    Choreography and Performance: Freya Dare

    “Sunrise to set”

    Freya wanted to capture in her dance performance how isolation has allowed us to slow down and take in the great beauty of the natural wold. The morning begins with hope and enjoyment of  hearing the birds call. The dance progresses into the night were our anxiety takes control and manifests into stagne dreams and feeling of unrest. She wanted to finish the piece with an optimistic ending that every day we have the opportunity to start again and not let yesterday’s repression treacle through to the next.

  6. 20:10 PM - 20:15 PM : Day 1 May 15th - Live Singing by Heather Mason

    5 min

    Live performance – Singing

    Credits:

    Lyrics and Performance: Heather Mason

    “No where to run“

    This song looks at the reality that emerges when we truly have to face ourselves.  Heather chose this song during lockdown as so many of us are left to face our minds alone.
  7. 20:30 PM - 20:45 PM : Day 1 May 15th - Live Aerial Dance by Joanna Puchala

    15 min

    Live performance – Aerial Hammock Hoop Contemporary Dance Part 1

    Credits:

    Company: LCP Dance Theatre
    Choreography and Performance: Joanna Puchala

    “Before Covid19 lockdown”

    This improvised aerial dance piece is about the journey of Joanna’s live before the coronavirus lockdown. Physical and Emotional Rollercoaster, Ups and Downs, Hopes and Doubts.  It’s spread into 3 acts. The other two “During Covid19 Lockdown” and “After Covid19 Lockdown” will be performed live on the following days of the Social Arts Festival.

  8. 20:45 PM - Q & A
  9. 19:00 PM - 19:10 PM : Day 2 May 16th - Introduction by Joanna Puchala

    10 min

    Settling in and introduction to the Social Arts Festival by founder Joanna Puchala.

    Sharing the history of Social Arts Festival and introducing to the first ever Virtual Social Arts Festival – spreading out the message of raising awareness of violation of human rights and social injustice through performing arts.

    This time we are living the most unexpected and unpredictable time of pandemic covid19.  Our lives have changed and in this online edition of Social Arts Festival varies artists share the emotional rollercoaster of each of us and all of us through the spectacular Live and prerecorded performances of aerial, hoop, dance, theatre, music and film. The artists perform live from the comfort of their own space, sharing their lives with you. You – The audience is watching it from the comfort of your home.

    Welcome to our third edition of SAF 2020, and the first Virtual SAF 2020.

    Thank you all for coming virtually and making this incredible event happen!!!

    Thank you all for your contributions and support so we can all fight coronavirus.

    Social Arts Festival is fundraising for the charity World Health Organisation WHO!

    Supporters of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO

    The world has never faced a crisis like COVID-19. The pandemic is impacting communities everywhere. It’s never been more urgent to support the global response, led by the World Health Organization (WHO).

    Donations support WHO’s work, including with partners, to track and understand the spread of the virus; to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information; and to accelerate research and development of a vaccine and treatments for all who need them.

    Please donate by booking the ticketor pressing donation button.

  10. 19:10 PM - 19:15 PM : Day 2 May 16th - Film by Greta Westwood

    3 min

    Film

    Credits:

    Direction: Greta Westwood

    ‘Pent Up and Puzzled’

    ‘I’d like to make a short film that portrays the slow and enjoyable aspects of the current lockdown which is happening as a result of Covid-19. Though this global pandemic has caused much disruption to people’s lives, it has also presented the opportunity to change one’s daily habits and to find new ways of stimulating the brain. As a result of this, I have made a short documentary – style film which carefully observes a new-found activity. I’d like this activity to show ways in which the body and/or mind can still be energised when forced to lock down in a limited, domestic space”

  11. 19:20 PM - 19:30 PM : Day 2 May 16th - Live Aerial Hummock by Julia Torggler and Hoop by Phyllis Rhode

    10 min

    Live Performance: Aerial Hammock And Hoop

    Credits:

    Choreography and Performance: Julia Torggler and Phyllis Rhode

    Music: SIA – California Dreaming

    ‘Stay strong and continue”

    “We created this two numbers as the last Performance we were probably doing in front of an Audience for a long time. We were working on a cruise Ship and when we found out we have the Virus Covid 19 on Board, nobody was allowed to leave their cabins anymore. All guests had to stay isolated in their cabins and we were granted to Play a solo Show number on stage in front of a completely empty theatre, so the People could watch us from their cabins in the TV. We created this piece because we believe never giving up on your strengh is the only way we can get through it.”

  12. 19:30 PM - 19:40 PM : Day 2 May 15th - Pre-recorded Aerial Hoop and Singing by Natalie Schaettle

    5 min

    Pre-recorded performance – Aerial Hoop Singing

    Credits:

    Lyrics, Choreography and Performance: Natalie Schättle

    “SOMEWHERE”

    This is about uncertainty in life and not knowing where you are going to be tomorrow. It is quite a lyrical piece about refugees and their emotional journey,  performed from the hoop.

  13. 19:40 PM - 19:45 PM : Day 2 May 16th - Dance Film by LCP Dance Theatre

    5 min

    Short Dance film from the performance

    Credits:

    Company: LCP Dance Theatre

    CHOREOGRAPHY & ARTISITC DIRECTION: Joanna Puchala

    PERFORMERS:  Miranda-Chantal Ode, Rachel Elderkin, Deana Indraccolo, Gennaro Lasco, Joanna Puchala

    FILM: Laura Jean Healey, Michael Clements VIDEO TRAILER: Daniela Kitchiner

    I AM”

    IS A MULTIMEDIA DANCE PRODUCTION FROM THE AWARD WINNING LCP DANCE THEATRE. IT IS A SEQUEL TO THEIR PREVIOUS HIT SHOW “AM I”.

    Presented at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015

    ‘The impeccable execution and the power of the visual imagery is utterly paralysing. “Dance stops trafficking!” they advertise. For me, their dance stopped my heartbeat.” ‘***** Threeweeks Edinburgh Fringe 2013 (on “AM I”)

    Their bodies seemed to inhale air and exhale this choreography, it came to them with such ease and you could feel the energy breathing from them” **** Broadway Baby Edinburgh Fringe 2014 (on ” AM I”)

    PRESS ON “I AM”:              DZIENNIK POLSKI             POLISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE

    TVBOMB                  FEMALEARTS

    After the success of “AM I” (nominated for the Amnesty International award for the best human rights based performance).at the 2013 and 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, LCP Dance Theatre is back with a new dance production “I AM”. LCP Dance Theatre draws awareness to human rights violations through dance and explores the sensual and spiritual journey of recovery for a trafficked victim.

    “Am I” explored how victims of sexual exploitation were robbed of their identity and is based on the true story of a victim of human trafficking – Sophie Hayes – author of “Trafficked”.

    “I Am” seeks to explore the challenges facing victims on their road to recovery – through therapy and the support of loved ones. It tells the story of how they re-discover their stolen identities – inspired by the true  story of a couple who fell in love in their teens, and after some life changing experiences found each other again in their 70’s; This leads to them being able to finally forgive their abusers and reintegrate back into  normal society.

    LCP’s 2011 remarkable production “Rights(?)” was sponsored by the BBC, in collaboration with the African dance company Tavaziva Dance. LCP Dance Theatre was formed in 2006 and is led by Polish Artistic Director Joanna Puchala who is now based in London. It is a multi-media and multi-ethnic dance company that uses live performance and film to raise awareness of human rights violations.

  14. 19:45 PM - 19:55 PM : Day 2 May 16th - Pre-recorded Music performance by Tara Kearney
    10 min
    Pre-recorded Spoken and Singing Poetry
    Credits:
    Poems and Songs Writing: Tara Kearney
    The names of Tara’s poems/songs are Tinsel (spoken word), Corona Romance (acoustic guitar) and Scorpion Magic (ukulele). They all concern the environment and mental health.
    Tara Kearney is a 25 year old movement practitioner, training aerialist, and spoken word poet from East London. Her work focuses on environmental issues, mental health, and relationships.
  15. 19:55 PM - 20:00 PM : Day 2 May 16th - Pre-recorded Singing by Victoria Howden

    5 min

    Pre-recorded performance – singing

    Songs lyrics and performance: Victoria Howden

    “Cuz I love you – the lockdown version”

    What happens when left in the house for a month or so? This!!!
    ”The Corona Broadway Medley Vol.2”
  16. 20:00 PM - 20:05 PM : Day 2 May 16th - Dance Film by Emma Levene and Emma Clandon

    5 min

    Dance Performance recorded on Zoom

    Credits:

    Company: Double Twist Dance

    Artistic Direction and Performance: Emma Levene and Emma Clandon

    Music: 7 Roads “I See you” Julius Cowdrey

    Isolation duet “We can see each other but we can’t quite touch each other and how frustrating it is”

  17. 20:10 PM - 20:40 PM : Day 2 May 16th - Live Aerial Dance Performance by Joanna Puchala

    30min

    Live performance – Aerial Hammock Hoop Contemporary Dance Part 2

    Credits:

    Company: LCP Dance Theatre
    Choreography and Performance: Joanna Puchala

    “During Covid19 lockdown”

    This improvised aerial dance piece is about the journey of Joanna’s live during the coronavirus lockdown. Physical and Emotional Rollercoaster, Ups and Downs, Hopes and Doubts.  It’s spread into 3 acts. This is an act 2 The last one “After Covid19 Lockdown” will be performed live on the following day – on Sunday the 17th May – of the Social Arts Festival.

  18. 20:45 PM - Q & A
  19. 19:00 PM - 19:10 PM : Day 3 May 17th - Introduction by Joanna Puchala

    10 min

    Settling in and introduction to the Social Arts Festival by founder Joanna Puchala.

    Sharing the history of Social Arts Festival and introducing to the first ever Virtual Social Arts Festival – spreading out the message of raising awareness of violation of human rights and social injustice through performing arts.

    This time we are living the most unexpected and unpredictable time of pandemic covid19.  Our lives have changed and in this online edition of Social Arts Festival varies artists share the emotional rollercoaster of each of us and all of us through the spectacular Live and prerecorded performances of aerial, hoop, dance, theatre, music and film. The artists perform live from the comfort of their own space, sharing their lives with you. You – The audience is watching it from the comfort of your home.

     

  20. 19:10 PM - 19:15 PM : Day 3 May 17th - Film with John Holtway

    5 min

    Poetic Documentary

    Credits:

    Film maker: ConsciousFilmCo

    Singer, songwriter & activist: Joe Holtaway

    “A Thousand Hands” is a poetic documentary featuring singer songwriter & activist Joe Holtaway as he reads the words from his song, A Thousand Hands – a song that explores the need for a kinder, more equal society and specifically the hardships faced by displaced people seeking Asylum.

    Joe is a regular volunteer for the Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers. SDCAS provide a wide range of holistic services which support, promote and secure the rights of asylum seekers and refugees in the London Borough of Southwark. It is the vulnerable people who rely on services such as SDCAS that find themselves at greater threat during the COVID 19 crisis.

    The #LeaveNoOneBehind campaign was set up to highlight and help protect the more vulnerable people in our societies during this time.

    See more from Joe at joeholtaway.com

  21. 19:15 PM - 19:20 PM : Day 3 May 17th - Pre-recorded Gesture Performance by Yvonne Greaves

    5 min

    Gesture Performance

    Credits:

    Artistic Direction: Yvonne Greaves

    Choreography and Performance:

    Yvonne Greaves

    Lena Whooo

    Zaynah Lodge

    Laurencia Adu-kusi  

    “African Gold Exile”

    The piece was inspired by the writer of the music Geoffrey Oryema music called Makambo.
    From a young age he was exiled from his homeland Uganda. He wrote about his feeling and longings for peace in his melodic music.
    The piece has four artists working in isolation.
    This dance is a mergence of language.This beings with a classical Qi Gong cleanses and integrates aspects of British Sign language continuing with West African communications.  The four dancers were in different parts of the world using Zoom, there are delays in the streaming to make this piece but this adds to the story. The whole process was a way to unify in a challenging time and was a way of connecting emotionally in celebration of remembering to be creative during adversity.
  22. 19:20 PM - 19:45 PM : Day 3 May 17th - Pre-recorded Drama by Yvonne Greaves

    25 min

    Pre-recorded spoken word – dramma

    Credits:

    Direction: Yvonne Greaves
    Performance: Yvonne Greaves  (plays the three male roles), Emily Ayers (plays the three female  roles)

    “Vial“

    This is an audio drama recording of the reading today.

    The story is about overcoming fears.

    Being prepared to take a stand against great powers like David against Goliath in the bible tale.

    The story line is very topical, describing rich powerful people trying to take over the world to control the masses.

    It is also about love, the love of family, and how humanity can unite to find strength.

  23. 19:35 PM - 19:45 PM : Day 3 May 17th - Live Aerial Hammock by Julia Torggler and Hoop by Phyllis Rhode

    10 min

    Live Performance: Aerial Hammock And Hoop

    Credits:

    Choreography and Performance: Julia Torggler and Phyllis Rhode

    Music: SIA – California Dreaming

    ‘Stay strong and continue”

    “We created this two numbers as the last Performance we were probably doing in front of an Audience for a long time. We were working on a cruise Ship and when we found out we have the Virus Covid 19 on Board, nobody was allowed to leave their cabins anymore. All guests had to stay isolated in their cabins and we were granted to Play a solo Show number on stage in front of a completely empty theatre, so the People could watch us from their cabins in the TV. We created this piece because we believe never giving up on your strengh is the only way we can get through it.”

  24. 19:50 PM - 19:55 PM : Day 3 May 17th - Dance Film by LCP Dance Theatre

    5 min

    Dance film from the live performance

    Credits:

    Company: LCP Dance Theatre

    Director / Dancer / Choreographer: Joanna Puchala

    Dancer / Choreographer: Natalie Taylor Dancer: Shiloh Scyner

    Filming / Editing Joanna Koralewska
    Music background Stefano Guzzetti & pond5

    “Escape 2”

    It is a short film of the live pole dance performance presented by the award-winning dance company LCP Dance Theatre at Edinburgh Fringe 2017.

    ‘Escape 2’ is a recreation of its predecessor ‘Escape’, presented at Fringe 2016. ‘Modern, moving, muscular and magnificent’ (MumbleDance).

    This dance theatre breaks any conventions of pole dancing and silks. Building on its work on human rights issues, ‘Escape 2’ explores the rights of refugees. LCP invites the audiences to accompany them on a challenging journey in search of refuge. The score of an original music of Stefano Guzzetti “Escape” was written for this performance.

    Escape 2″ – Edinburgh Fringe 2017 London Preview 7-8 July (8pm); 9 July (6.30pm) at Blue Elephant Theatre Edinburgh Fringe 2017 – 4-19 Aug 11.30am at Greenside @ Nicolson Square http://www.lcpdancetheatre.com/escape…

  25. 19:55 PM - 20:00 PM : Day 3 May 17th - Pre-recorded Dance by Eleni Papaioannou

    5 min

    Pre-recorded Physical theatre / Dance Performance

    Company’s Name : Art can Act (A(r)CT)

    Credits:

    Choreography and performance: Eleni Papaioannou

    Music: Hurt by Johnny Cash

    “Can you remember?”

    A piece born as the reaction for a great loss. “The goodbye I had to say to my dad.
    My thoughts about the world unravelled.
    Expressing personal experiences, struggles and human emotions through words, music, dance and movement.”
    This work is structured around improvisation which allows it to be honest, adaptive and surprisingly human. “It is everything I need to say… It is everything I want to become. A peaceful fighter.”

  26. 20:00 PM - 20:05 PM : Day 3 May 17th - Pre-recorded Singing by Victoria Howden

    5 min

    Pre-recorded performance – singing

    Songs lyrics and performance: Victoria Howden

    ”The Corona Broadway Medley”
    And the song dedicated to all lesbian couples and to all quarantines everywhere!
  27. 20:10 PM - 20:40 PM : Day 3 May 17th - Live Aerial Dance Performance by Joanna Puchala

    30min

    Live performance – Aerial Hammock Hoop Contemporary Dance Part 3

    Credits:

    Company: LCP Dance Theatre
    Choreography and Performance: Joanna Puchala

    “After Covid19 lockdown”

    This improvised aerial dance piece is about the journey of Joanna’s imaginative live after the coronavirus lockdown. Physical and Emotional Rollercoaster, Ups and Downs, Hopes and Doubts.  It’s spread into 3 acts. This is the last act 3.

  28. 20:45 PM - Q & A

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