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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 in collaboration with NOoSPHERE Arts by Semillas Collective, followed by a screening of Papalotl-Muyus at Last Frontier NYC.

This performance is the culminating event in Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages’ celebration of National Pollinator Week. Free and open to the public. Limit 200.

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Semillas Collective, a self-described activist dance troupe dedicated to Indigenous American traditions, will give a live performance and will screen collective member Daisy Bugarin’s recently completed short film, Papalotl-Muyus (“Butterfly-Seeds”).

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 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.

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NOoSPHERE Arts NYC is a 501c3 nonprofit that presents multidisciplinary public arts programming. As reflected in its motto, “Art from Elsewhere”, the organization seeks to serve as a bridge between international artists and the NYC audience. Founded and run by Sol Kjøk, Broadway Stages’ Artist-in-Residence, NOoSPHERE Arts is housed at Last Frontier NYC.

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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.