1962 Flushing Ave
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freedom2dance fundraiser + petition launch
we're starting a (((DanceRevolution))). r u in?
did you know it's still illegal to dance in most bars, restaurant and even clubs in New York City? or that dancing (unless it's for money) is not legally recognized as a form of expression to be protected under the First Amendment? this is not a joke!
join us for an all-day celebration of artistic expression through dance, music and visual art, where we'll be showing an exclusive screening of freedom2dance and launching a petition to legalize dancing in New York City. there will be countless other SURPRISES too, for your pleasure and enjoyment ;)
this event is a FUNDRAISER! the funds will be used towards finishing the film and spreading its message farther and wider.
freedom2dance screening at 6pm, followed by Q&A with the director
Dominique Keegan* (Plant Music)
Gil K* (NOSI Music)
Brion Vytlacil (Future Music, EVR)
Dani Lehman (Legion of Boom)
Tiho Andonov (percussion)
*Appears in the film
FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
New York City, April 15, 2012
Petition to legalize dance in NYC to kick off International Dance Week 2012
Did you know it's illegal to dance in most bars, restaurants and even clubs in New York City? Or thatâ€”unless itâ€™s a performanceâ€”dancing is not recognized as a form of expression protected under the First Amendment?
freedom2dance is a short documentary that chronicles the Prohibition-era Cabaret Laws, which continue to adversely affect the cityâ€™s diverse dance communities, unique cultural heritage and small businesses. The film weaves in the controversial history of the law with that of underground dance culture.
Wet your appetite with the brand new teaser and learn the whole story on April 22 at an exclusive freedom2dance fundraiser, hosted in a spacious Brooklyn loft space by CosMuSartâ€”the international multimedia platform co-founded by the filmâ€™s producer-director Ina Sotirova, record label NOSI Music and their friends at Sunday Sessions. The event, appropriately dubbed (((DanceRevolution))), will kick off International Dance Week (April 23-29) with an all-day celebration of artistic expression through dance, music and visual art and the launch of a petition to reform New York Cityâ€™s repressive and arbitrarily enforced dancing regulations. (((DanceRevolution))) will feature underground dance music, hardwood floors, live art creation and other surprises. The film will screen at 6pm and be followed by Q&A with the director. All donations raised during the event will be used towards finishing the film so we can spread its message farther and wider.
When freedom2dance first premiered at the Dance on Camera Film Festival in January 2012, it was nominated for the Jury Award for its merits as â€œa short but very sharp documentary exploring New York City's Cabaret Laws. Through this lens, the film asks pointed questions about marginalization, identity, freedom of expression, inherent bigotry in the long-standing governmental regulations, and
contemplates the boundaries that define dance as an art form.â€
freedom2dance has grown from a documentary film to a social movement, which aims to raise awareness of the Cabaret Laws and to promote our human right and inalienable freedom to dance.
1pm-6pm DJs & live musicians, dancing, live art creation
6pm freedom2dance screening
6.30pm Q&A with director Ina Sotirova and official launch of the petition
7pm-1am dance party resumes and other surprises
Join us and help spread the word!
freedom2dance (((DanceRevolution))) teaser: http://vimeo.com/40134788
freedom2dance Extended Preview: http://vimeo.com/35724047
Twitter: @cosmusart #freedom2dance #f2d
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