Social Justice Dance at Barking Legs

After taking a hiatus following Blue Terra, Blue Moves is excited to get back in the studio and start work on a Social Justice Dance show at Barking Legs Theater, Chattanooga, TN on Saturday, March 19th, 2016. Owner/dancer/community organizer Ann Law is collaborating on this performance, and we will be announcing details soon. Blue Moves is reviving two dances by choreographer and company co-founder Amanda Cantrell Roche, and Law will also have a piece on the program.

“Freedom from Fear” premiered in 1996 and is revived now in honor of recent free elections in Burma, and the return to power by Nobel Peace Laureate Aung Sang Suu Kyi. The dance is inspired by prisoners of conscience, and the oppression and fear suffered by the Burmese people living under a brutal regime.

“Divine Sparks” premiered at Burning Blue in 2014 and features the voices of four local activists; Lindsey Krinks of Open Table Nashville, Tamara Ambar of Nashville Conflict Resolution Center, Ngawang Losel of One Human Race 4 Justice and Sara Sharpe of Festive Evolution. With a prologue written by Jenn Couture, “Divine Sparks” recognizes the fire of activism and the divine spark that exists within us all to work towards making our communities and our world a more just and better place.

You can watch excerpts of “Divine Sparks” here.

The company is holding an open rehearsal on Sunday, January 10th from 5-7:30 p.m. at DancEast to search for new company members for this season. If you are interested in attending, RSVP to [email protected] Company members must be available for weekly Sunday rehearsals, 5-8 p.m.