"Reunion" Premiere (Dance for Social Change 2019 Fest Event)
DG Uprising, our high school youth dance company, will premiere their new multidisciplinary performance piece, Reunion, as the culminating event of the DSC festival. The performance combines contemporary, hip hop dance, and spoken word to create a performative reflection, exploring the current effects of gentrification and historical patterns of displacement in New Orleans. Each performance will be followed by small group discussions among audience members, led by the youth performers, about what we can do as a community to address gentrification.
Tickets are sliding scale, $10-$40.
Please be honest with your assessment of what you are able to contribute to honor the incredible work that our young people will present. (Read below for more on sliding scale pricing.) All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly into the hands of our young people to pay for artist stipends and build a fund to support our graduating seniors in their next endeavors.
#DanceforSocialChange has been guided by the artistic vision and commitment of DSC program coordinator, Chanice Diante Holmes. The program is made possible with support from our youth participants, parents, the DG staff and board, and support of funders and partners: The Starseed Foundation, Laureus Sport for Good USA , Helis Foundation, Greater New Orleans Foundation, New Orleans Theatre Association, Threadhead Cultural Foundation, City of New Orleans, Jason Williams: City Council At-Large, Tri-M Foundation, National Performance Network, Oh Hi Co., Purple Monkey Design, Collection of Collections, Louisiana Division of the Arts, ARISE Schools, Junebug Productions, KM Dance Project, Gigsy, New Orleans Airlift, and Art Klub.
For information on the DSC program and a listing of festival events, visit http://www.dancingrounds.org/dance-for-social-change/
Sliding Scale Pricing
Sliding scale pricing acknowledges the economic inequities that individuals face in accessing resources. Resources are inequitably distributed to individuals because of systems such as capitalism and white supremacy that are designed to benefit some groups over others. This structure asks us to interrogate: How am I impacted by systems of inequity? How do I assess what I value when I choose to pay for a service or experience? What can I truly afford to pay? What percentage of my income or wealth do I choose to give back to my community?
You might pay near the high end of the sliding scale if:
you have a job with dependable hours and have no dependents.
you regularly (once a year or more) pay for airline travel for recreation.
you pay to eat at restaurants (ie not fast food) regularly (once a month or more) or drink at coffee shops or bars regularly.
you own property or have access to wealth from your family such as an inheritance.
you pay for concerts and other entertainment experiences.
You might pay near the low end of the sliding scale if:
you have a full-time job but care for many dependents and/or experience high levels of debt, to the point that spending money on recreation causes a significant strain on your budget.
you are a full-time student.
you are currently unemployed or underemployed.
you experience high levels of debt.
Inspired by writings from Bear Hebert.