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Gorgeous Fork: A free live show for the community
May 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Performances start on the hour and half-hour from 6-9p. Please note that capacity is limited for each performance. We encourage you to register for the event using the link above, though space will be reserved for walk-ins. [Registration Closed]
Join us on Saturday, May 15 (rain date: May 16), at the Garden of the Humanitarians for a free, live show for the community, open to all ages and fun for kids and adults alike!
LES Studio Program resident collective Whoop Dee Doo will collaborate with local youth connected to the Garden of the Humanitarians in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and the Classical Indian dance group Aalokam to create a free, live show for the community, open to all ages. Working closely with Bharathi Penneswaran, Director of Aalokam, and Albert Santana, Founder of the Garden of the Humanitarians, Aalokam has designed a new Classical Indian-style dance to portray the transformation story of the Garden over the past several decades, all in an oversized set of a filthy kitchen sink.
Bharathi’s dance reflects the “before” and “after” of Albert’s story as a youth in the troublesome and bedraggled garden, and his adulthood transformation of the space into a community hub for performance, gatherings, flowers, fruit, abundance, and love. Local youth will create a “washing” sequence within the oversized sink and “wash” the dishes, representing Albert’s transformation and hard work within the garden over many years.
This event is organized through Whoop Dee Doo’s residency in Artists Alliance’s LES Studio Program. Please note that this event will follow all New York State COVID guidelines. Masks will be required for entry and can be provided on-site if needed.