WISE FRUIT 8.0, Summer 2019 Edition

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WISE FRUIT 8.0, Summer 2019 Edition -- Hosted by Rhina "La Reina" Valentin!

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WISE FRUIT 8.0, Summer 2019 Edition

"A Call to Action"

Curated by Brinda Guha

Monday, July 8th, 2019

DROM, NYC

Doors open at 7:30PM

Online Tickets $20

Must be 21+

Headlining Choreographers

Stephanie Klemons

Batala New York

Pendulum People

Karla Garcia

Noel Bajandas

Sekou McMiller

Derek Moore

Tweet Boogie

Featured Live Collaborations of 8.0:

Emily Greenwell (Dance) + Birsa Chatterjee (Sax)

Tyrone Bevans (Dance) + Camille Trust (Vocals)

Michaela McGowan (Dance) + Tandra Das (Vocals)

Justice Moore (Dance) + Joe Tucker (Percussion)

What is Wise Fruit?

Wise Fruit, curated by Brinda Guha, is an artistic showcase dedicated to the feminine divine. All proceeds go directly to Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NYC.

Come join us for the Summer WF event: "A Call to Action". Sip on top-shelf beverages, nibble on fresh fruits, network with the live arts community, enjoy world-class performances by NYC choreographers and artists, and open meaningful dialogue to plant seeds of action.

Curator Statement:

In times like this, I was trying to find a way to participate in tangible activism as a member of the artistic community. I wanted to create a space where "art meets activism". Our last showcase, held in February 2019 at the Hudson Terrace Salon was a beautiful success as it's seventh successful run. In the spirit of continuing/adding on to the seasonal quality of the event, I wanted this showcase to embody the summer time, the dialogue of renewal & celebration, and the feminine appreciation we could all use in times like now where women's rights, health, and ideas are being threatened so aggressively.

This iteration's theme is "A Call to Action" -- with the latest attack on women's reproductive rights, I wanted this version to be dedicated to what we can DO as a collective community to ensure that women are empowered to protect themselves and support each other during this time. A call to action, for me, can be anything: a whistle, a conch shell, a drum beat, a holler, music, action -- anything that moves us towards #tangibleactivism, anything that inspires us to action items towards our livelihood.

I heavily curate this show to be exactly what it should be: artists who can produce work that yields action. I am fiercely dedicated to the mission of Planned Parenthood, and this is my humble way of "planting seeds" of activism. Every element of this event can be seen as a seed of action: the food and drinks provide nourishment during dialogue, the music births organic movement, the artists produce creative ideas through storytelling, and the audience provides the energy needed to create accessible change. I will be keeping the showcase to a small but incredibly empowering cast, and it's my desire to invite you to be a part of this collective, the Wise Fruit family. I hope you will join my hands in creating this kind of dialogue in our very own artistic community.

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