Radical Movement is the 6th instalment of the Educating for Justice Through Peace webinar series for 2020-21. It was created to celebrate International Women’s Day, by drawing together world-class performing artists and the founders of a training model for embodied leadership, empowerment and facilitation. Performing arts like dance, theatre, and live music often rely upon a woman-centered embodied wisdom that is community-based. These philosophies for radical artistic practice and embodied leadership each hold as essential the recognition of our emotional and physical experiences. We hope audience would take inspirations from with the presenters about practical ways to facilitate transformation and radical change.
PANEL 2 — DANCE ACTIVISM
This session explores the nature of dance as a means of protest and social activism. Presenters demonstrate dance traditions that provide avenues for political commentary and show dance to be a powerful change agent.
The presenters are Anindo Marshall—Dunham (Teacher and Director of Adaawe), Ananya Chatterjea (Director of Ananya Dance Theatre) and Anabella Lenzu (Director of Anabella Lenzu Dance/Drama). This session was facilitated by Seónagh Kummer, PhD (co-founder of Dharma in Motion) and Nadra Assaf (founder/artistic director of Al-Sarab Dance Foundation).