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Rooftop Dance Performance with Semillas Collective & Papalotl-Muyus Film Sc...

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Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Engagement Center

520 Kingsland Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11222

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ROOFTOP DANCE PERFORMANCE with Semillas Collective, followed by a screening of Papalotl-Muyus at Last Frontier NYC.

Experience live art focusing on the environment jointly presented by Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages and NOoSPHERE Arts, a nonprofit housed at Last Frontier NYC, the artist studio located just below the roof gardens. NOoSPHERE Arts produces multidisciplinary public arts programming from acclaimed artists all across the world. These co-hosted summer events will raise awareness for environmental justice issues and community efforts to revitalize Newtown Creek and the surrounding Greenpoint neighborhood.

This performance is the culminating event in Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages’ celebration of National Pollinator Week.

Registration is required. Limited to 200. Free.

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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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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.

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