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Moving Stories – Cinema Arts Centre – September 24, 2018

By Staff on August 18, 2018 in Events
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Followed by discussion with Sundance Award-winning director Rob Fruchtman, one of the film’s producers,
and local organizations Council for Unity and What Better Looks Like.

WINE AND HORS D’OEUVRES RECEPTION

What can we do here on LI to support people struggling to break
through and transform negative and traumatic circumstances?

Monday September 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington, NY

Tickets: Purchase at cinemaartscentre.org

Advance ticket purchase is appreciated.

MOVING STORIES is about six dancers from the acclaimed Battery Dance Company who travel the world, working with youth who’ve experienced war, poverty, prejudice, sexual exploitation, and severe trauma as refugees. The film follows them to India, where they work with girls rescued from sex trafficking and gender violence; to Romania, with Roma (gypsy) kids from one of Europe’s worst slums; to South Korea, with young North Koreans who risked their lives to escape; and to Iraq, where they work with a gifted young Muslim dancer, fighting to survive.

Incredibly, they have just one week to teach the tools of choreography and collaboration to kids who may be enemies, who may have been abused, who may be suspicious and fearful, so that they can create dances to perform for their communities.

As they struggle to break through, the dancer-teachers confront their own frustrations. Yet their students respond in extraordinary ways – and as they prepare to perform in public in what seems an impossibly short time, both students and teachers experience surprising transformations, unlocking feelings and stories in wellsprings of creativity.

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