Social Distancing & Art – Episode 2: Dance for our Departed

 

Social Distancing & Art

Episode 2: Dance for our Departed by Jorge Rojas

“Dance for our Departed” brings to light the unsettling racial disparities in our country made all the more evident by the current pandemic, while offering a multi-cultural dance with    sentiments of healing and hope. During this very challenging time of COVID-19, people of color are getting sick and dying at disproportionate amounts. Tonight a group of Native, Polynesian, African, Asian, and Aztec dancers are coming together from all over the country- from as far as Hawaii, and even in Pachuca, Mexico- to mourn the significant losses that communities of color have experienced due to long standing economic, health, and other inequities in America. Dance can be medicine for healing, and also a weapon for change.

Jorge Rojas and the dancers dedicate this performance to our ancestors and to our relatives around the world who have died from Covid-19.

Special Thanks to: 01Arts, Weber County RAMP, Remembering our Cultures (ROC), DJ Krispy, and Proponent IT

Artist Website: https://vimeo.com/showcase/1555384

O1ARTS is currently accepting proposals for upcoming virtual art experiences, which are scheduled to take place every First Friday and emphasize a variety of art forms. Please email connect@ogdenfirst.org with inquiries.

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