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WE ARE AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF ORGANIZATIONS + ARTISTS. 

 

Using dance to meet the massive global demand for mental health, wellbeing, and trauma care to empower individuals and inspire social change.

We are defining a field. #DANCEANDSOCIALJUSTICE

 
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WE HELP DANCERS AND ACTIVISTS CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH MOVEMENT.

By amplifying the voices of change makers and convening a unique community bridging the gap between social change, development, peace building, trauma, healing, the body, and dance. 

WE HELP DANCERS AND ACTIVISTS CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH MOVEMENT. 

BY AMPLIFYING THE VOICES OF CHANGEMAKERS AND CONVENING A UNIQUE COMMUNITY BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN SOCIAL CHANGE, DEVELOPMENT, PEACEBUILDING, TRAUMA, HEALING, THE BODY, AND DANCE. 

WE AMPLIFY STORIES OF DANCE DISRUPTING MENTAL HEALTH AND PROMOTING EMPOWERMENT FOR YOUTH IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD. 


MOVE FOR FREEDOM

The first film in the Free Body Project series of dance-documentary films, Move for Freedom was created as a statement of solidarity with the dancers, artists, empowerment facilitators and counter-trafficking advocates of the India-based non-profit, Kolkata Sanved

 

FROM THERE TO HERE

Profoundly inspiring dance therapy practitioners trained by the organization, Kolkata Sanved, move through their city of Kolkata, India, empowering some of the city’s most vulnerable populations -- adolescent survivors of human trafficking and violence -- through dance and movement.

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WE DO SOMETHING SOMETHING...


EXPLORE AND CELEBRATE THE INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF THE BODY, CREATIVITY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE.

Through times of adversity and even violence, humans create. We raise our voices in unique ways. We dance to resist oppression, remember what's lost, heal trauma, claim our space, and move forward resiliently. This human capacity to move and create connects us, inspires us, and promotes healing and empowerment.

 

2015 | EMBODIED EMPOWERMENT - MARTHA GRAHAM, NYC 

2016 | DANCE + TRAUMA - GIBNEY DANCE + NYU, NYC 

2017 | RESILIENCE - GIBNEY DANCE + FOLEY ART GALLERY, NYC

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the dance + social justice conference free body project

The conference:

The Movement Workshops, co-presented by FREE BODY PROJECT and Gibney Dance, are an exploration of movement methodologies from thought leaders in the field of dance and social justice. 

The Speaker Series is an interactive platform for sharing the work, approaches, and experiences of dancers and change makers moving for a better world. 

 

We pay it forward. 

10% of proceeds will be donated to nonprofits blazing the trail for the field of dance + social justice. in 2017, you helped us raise hundreds of dollars for Kolkata Sanved. 

WHAT OUR SPEAKERS HAVE TO SAY:

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