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Monday, April 9, 2018

SCDT Presents UNDER|STAND


WHAT:
THE SCHOOL FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE & THOUGHT presents UNDER | STAND
with AUTHOR/CHOREOGRAPHER/CONFLICT MEDIATOR DANA CASPERSEN

WHEN:
SUNDAY APRIL 29TH 3-6PM

UNDER | STAND is an action dialogue on racism—an opportunity for local communities to connect, reflect, and exchange, using simple forms of motion like walking, listening, tapping, mirroring, and speaking. The project has recently been realized in New York City and Los Angeles, and will next take place in Berlin, Germany. But first it is right here in the Pioneer Valley!

This event is FREE and OPEN TO ALL, and will be followed by shared food and drink and more conversation. We invite you to join our diverse group in bringing this creative project to life by lending your voice, experience, and spirit!
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Dana Caspersen holds a master’s degree in conflict resolution and mediation and has worked professionally in the fields of dance and theater for forty years. An author and award-winning performing artist, she has toured works worldwide—principally as the primary collaborator of choreographer William Forsythe and as a member of the renowned ensemble Ballet Frankfurt. For the past eight years she has ben developing choreographic public dialogue projects internationally.

As a black man...for me, this was golden. Dana has created an unprescribed space for tough conversations...this is crucial to remedying the concept of race.
—Jermaine Spivey

Interacting with so many people helped me realize that I am not alone with these topics.
—Reshma Anwar

It feels like an engine has been started.
—Robin Aren

UNDER | STAND
SUNDAY APRIL 29TH 3-6PM
STUDIO4 | 25 MAIN ST. SUITE 444 | NORTHAMPTON
Information: (413) 570 -4491
http://www.scdtnoho.com/understand.html

danacaspersen.com

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CONNECT | REFLECT | EXCHANGE

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