The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Jacob's Pillow Virtual Dance for Social Justice - Community Residency

Virtual Dance for Social Justice™ Community Residency

Register for Free by March 18 →
Para leer en español →

Engage in learning and create movement towards liberation and social change through Dance for Social Justice™ (DSJ)!

Join Mar Parrilla and Claudia Elena Varela, artists of Danza Orgánica, in this four-part workshop series in collaboration with Berkshire-region community partners Larry Spotted Crow Mann (Ohketeau Cultural Center), Dennis Powell (NAACP Berkshire County Branch), Anaelisa Jacobsen (Manos Unidas Multicultural Educational Cooperative), and Shirley Edgerton (Rites of Passage and Empowerment program, ROPE Berkshires).

This collaborative process includes facilitated community conversations and co-created responses to social justice themes emerging in our Berkshires communities.Dance for Social Justice™ workshop operates within an antipatriarchal, antiracist, decolonial, and feminist framework.

Open to Berkshire-region community members, artists from all mediums, and those invested in social justice themes concerning the Berkshires region. All levels welcome! Ages 12+. Movement experience not required.

Participants will be compensated for their time, active participation, and creative contribution. We ask that participants are present in all four workshops to be eligible for the honorarium.

Learn more & Register for Free by March 18 →

Accessibility: Hosted on Zoom. Spanish translation available through Zoom Chat. Live Captioning provided through REV, displaying English captions in real-time, with limited lag.

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