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Semillas Collective Performance with NOoSPHERE Arts

  • Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages 520 Kingsland Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States (map)

ROOFTOP DANCE PERFORMANCE with Semillas Collective and friends, followed by a rough-cut screening of "Papalotl-Muyus" at Last Frontier NYC.

Come meet the beautiful mariposas (butterfly) artists who recently filmed 'Papalotl-Muyus', a dance-film in solidarity with families detained at the border.

They will come together for an evening of dance, music performance and preview of their film. The evening will include performances from the Ñukanchick Llacta Wawakuna indigenous andino group, Music by Miguel Mendoza and his sons Cosobi and Cosijopii from Oaxaca, Immigrant Rights and Social Worker Dance from Buga Colombia Melissa Escano, Cultural and Eco Rights Worker Dancer Maira Duarte founder of Dance To The People; and Danzantes from the Indigenous Mexica Community of NYC. After sunset, we'll descend from the roofs to Last Frontier NYC for an artist talk from director of Papalotl-Muyus and Indigenous Rights Worker & founder of Semillas Collective, Una Daisy BUGARIN and others who came together in collaboration to produce this protest dance film in solidarity with all of the butterflies of the world.

Experience live art focusing on the environment jointly presented by Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages and NOosphere Arts, a nonprofit housed at Last Frontier NYC, the artist studio located just below the roof gardens. NOoSPHERE Arts produces multidisciplinary public arts programming from acclaimed artists all across the world. These co-hosted summer events will raise awareness for environmental justice issues and community efforts to revitalize Newtown Creek and the surrounding Greenpoint neighborhood.

This performance is the culminating event in Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages’ celebration of National Pollinator Week.

Registration is required. Limited to 200. Free.

In the live performance, the dancers, some of whom double as musicians, will play traditional instruments, performing pieces that speak to our connection to the land and how we can help heal Mother Earth. The children in the troupe wear butterfly wings that echo the rich insect life of the green roof and the environmental message of concern and stewardship. The dancers will be stunningly cloaked in bright red robes fanning out across the roof, accompanied by music that forges an emotional connection to the message.

"Papalotl-Muyus" [Butterfly-Seeds] is a dance film by activist dancer Daisy Bugarin highlighting the high cost of humanitarian crises on the lives of indigenous women, children, and the environment. The film features children of immigrant families living in NYC to a sound score composed of Mexican and Andino indigenous rhythms.

Funding for Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages is provided by the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.

Earlier Event: June 22
Open House Saturday - June
Later Event: July 23
Summer Sunset Open Hours