Here is your weekend ARTIST FEATURE🌿 for @ImmigrantLessons !
Immigrant Lessons is a dance/art/fashion collective created to promote cultural pluralism through: dance, music, fashion, visual media, and visual design. It is the soul child of the collaborative effort of two professional artists, Kevin Fraser and Alyssa Amarshi. Immigrant Lessons is a combined front to aid in the creation of more opportunities in: dance, fashion, music, stage performance, film, urban performance, concert dance, as well as community development for people of colour and other marginalized communities and groups such as: People of Colour, Women of Colour, Queer/trans/Non-Binary Individuals/LGBT community, and Women. Immigrant Lessons shares and explores their stories and experiences, utilizing a variety of different dance forms from various global cultural art movements. Dance forms that the collective routinely explore, train, and experiment in are: Traditional African, Afrobeat, Pantsula, Hip hop, House dance, dancehall, as well as dance forms that have been explored on an individual basis. We emphasis utilizing forms that are rooted to us as a collective, which in turn includes many dance forms birthed out of oppression. We explore these dance forms because of the enormous emphasis on culture and art as a beacon for political commentary and communal unification of marginalized groups. Culture is the soul and essence of a community and we strive to uphold the values of these revolutions. We also strive to further bridge the gap between what is considered high art/culture and what is considered low art/culture. Although a new collective being founded in 2016, Immigrant Lessons has performed and been featured in: The @VanShortFilmFest, @RAWartists Los Angeles, @Nomadic_Massive, @VanStreetDanceFest, 12 Minute Max and @Ted Talk.
Kevin Fraser, Alyssa Amarshi, Sharon Lee, Sophia Gamboa, Jason Bempong, Joshua Ongcol & Marisa Gold 💢Immigrant Lessons will performing at Crab Park Tuesday/Thursday, August 14th/16th with a set time each day between 6-8:30PM🦀
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