While our doors are temporarily closed in accordance with COVID-19 social distancing measures, Flushing Town Hall (FTH) continues to share our global arts programming online. FTH’s master Teaching Artists offer online classes, as our free series Global Arts for Global Kids I (GAGK I) returns with the original English version and four newly translated versions: Hindi (हिंदीमेंपढ़ें।), Spanish (Leer en español), Chinese (以中文瀏覽) and Korean (한국어로읽기).
The replay of this arts education series will run from January 11th, 2021 to March 11th, 2021. Students will have the opportunity to explore nine different topics every week for a total of 45 video lessons: Colombian Music, Chinese Dance, Pop-up Book Page Making, Indian Dance, Mexican Dance, African Drumming, Dance Party in the United States, Visual Signs of Gratitude, and Stories from Quarantine. Lessons are provided weekly and each week's lessons will be available every Monday on FTH’s website (can be accessed anytime) and Facebook page at 2 PM EST. Each video lesson will be accompanied by activity worksheets in the above mentioned languages.
Virtual International Arts Festival For Social Cha
Founded in October 2020, MDD’s seasonal Virtual International Arts (VIA) Festival creates a space for artists, scholars, and audiences to share, respond, and reflect beyond traditional, commercial performance spaces that often exclude people and limit access. Mark DeGarmo Dance broadcasts its Virtual International Arts Festival for Social Change on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday March 16-18, 2021. The VIA festival features 19 performing artists from 5 countries over the course of the three evening event.
Virtual International Arts (VIA) Festival for Social Change:
About Mark DeGarmo Dance
Founded in 1987, Mark DeGarmo Dance is a nonprofit organization that educates New York City communities and children; creates, performs, and disseminates original artistic work; and builds intercultural community through dance arts. MDD commits its resources to serving social justice, equity, and equality issues across multiple fronts through dance arts in NYC, the U.S., and internationally.
About Mark DeGarmo
Mark DeGarmo, Ph.D., B.F.A. is a New York City-based dancer, choreographer, writer, and researcher. They are Founder, Executive & Artistic Director of Mark DeGarmo Dance, New York City; Dance Director of Crossing Bridges International Artist Residency, Michoacán, Mexico; and an Artist-Scholar with Creative Agency, Australia. Their 2020 publications explore autoethnography during COVID.
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Our programs are supported, in part, by private funds from Friends of Mark DeGarmo Dance and by public funds from the NYC Council Member for District 1, the Honorable Margaret Chin; the NYC Council Member for District 2, the Honorable Carlina Rivera; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation CARES relief funding supported by National Endowment for the Arts; National Endowment for the Arts; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 7PM ET on Zoom
Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 7PM ET on Zoom
Thursday, March 18th, 2021 7PM ET on Zoom