Saturday, October 5th, 2:00 PM
St Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
Ivanka Figueroa, dancer/choreography by Gabriela Estrada
Joy Kelly, actor/storyteller
Regina Ress, storyteller
Sonali Skandan, dancer/choreographer
Jeannine Otis, musician
Vissi Dance Theater
We offer this program to raise awareness of the scourge of domestic violence in the US. Our event includes a Die-In as a visual demonstration of the shocking number of women's deaths due to domestic violence.
This National Day of Action Against Domestic Violence is organized by Healing Voices-Personal Stories, a non-profit film company creating films that offer the stories of survivors who have escaped the prison of domestic violence and have created new lives for themselves.
Healing Voices - Personal Stories films are on-line and are free. hv-ps.org
More information: email@example.com
Carmen is also one of the most
represented cases of domestic violence in
Ni Una Carmen Más! / Not a Single Carmen More!
calls for awareness, support, and action to
stop the perpetuation of the latent threat of
The piece is choreographed by Gabriela Estrada
Performed by Ivanka Figugeroa
Photograph by Alexandra Vainshtein
Regina Ress, storyteller and Healing Voices-Personal Stories Board-member, brings an old tale from the Brother’s Grimm that could have been written today. It is a perfect metaphor for the entrapment experienced by domestic violence victims, with the loss of freedom and all sense of self. There are, indeed, “trolls” waiting to entrap us and use us for their purposes. The “princess” must make the decision to leave and find her way out of the troll’s cave. Come hear the story to find out how she does it.
The White Horse
Performed by Sonali Skandan
Conceived and Choreographed by Maya Kulkarni and Sonali Skandan
An excerpt from The Four Horsemen, The White Horse tells the tale of a women shacked to a life as a courtesan, her life bereft of the joy that her dance once brought to her. She dreams to be free…