Awakening – The Power of Movement

A unified commitment to personal reflection and action can lead to swift and meaningful change in our circles of influence. Take a deep breath and let unity move you.

A couple of weeks ago we announced a call for participants to be part of a virtual flash mob called, “The Power of Movement; Take a deep Breath and Let Unity Move You.”

We had an amazing response and want to share with you what transpired from this call to self-reflection and action.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all those who participated!

#GivingTuesday Dec. 1, 2020

Be part of the global movement of generosity on #GivingTuesday

Dec. 1, 2020

ajusticenetwork and Splinter Dance are thrilled to participate in #GivingTuesday – a global movement of generosity.

Aligning with our mission to affect positive social change in the world, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity—to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal. 

We believe in the power of the arts to inspire :

Hope – Connection – Progress – Healing – Change

Join us this year on #GivingTuesday & tap into generosity to find a way to support a cause you believe in. It’s not about how MUCH you give, but the practice of generosity and the spirit of being part of a unified community geared toward social change.

There are so many ways you can show generosity during #GivingTuesday – whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts. 

Over the next few weeks, we’ll give some suggestions of the various ways you can give – to our organization, or any organization you stand behind!

In addition to our desire to be part of a global movement with the virtue of generosity at its core, we’ve also set a goal of 5k for this year’s campaign and we are grateful for every gift, big or small, that helps us reach that goal!

As you know, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the arts and non-profits are one, among so many, businesses that are suffering. Stages are closed, live performances canceled, and rehearsal spaces adjust to the current restrictions of the city government.

Despite all this, we are still meeting via Zoom and working to create new pieces during this time, and plan to have new offerings whenever stages open back up. Our goal of 5k will help us cover the company’s operating costs and studio space (when we can safely meet in small groups, in person) for the year, and 15% of all discretionary donations will be allocated to ajn’s newest project, Open to Awakening, to premier in 2021!

Tune in, April 18th, 1pm PST – National Water Dance Rises again!

Splinter will be participating again in National Water Dance, with KSD Dance and an entire online community of movers and activists! Keep your eyes on our FB and IG feeds to find out how you can be a part of our online audience, even during this time of social distancing! You’ll have multiple Splinter dancers to tune into via live-feed, as Splinter dancers perform solos or duets, featuring incredible original music by Eric Harper.

We can’t invite a live-audience, but we’d love for you to tune into our live-feeds! More info to come!

Upcoming Performance ~ 360:1 – if not NOW, when?

360:1 – if not NOW, when?

Join Splinter Dance Company as we present an evening of new and existing works that will serve to inspire complicated discussions around issues of social justice and our humanity.

360:1 – if not NOW, when? is about moving out of our comfort zone in order to understand and empathize with the reality of our entire human family; it’s about how our personal thoughts, actions, and perceptions affect the greater whole and acknowledging that true change is the result of our temporary discomfort.

SEPTEMBER 27th & 28th, 2019

@ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center

Tickets: brownpapertickets.com

This performance deals with teen and adult subject matters that will inspire questions and discussion. Please use your discretion with bringing children, and note trigger warnings in the evening program.

Bollywaack w/ Kumari Suraj – June 24th, 2019

MONDAY, JUNE 24TH, 7:30-9:30PM
@ The Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon

Waacking Technique + Bollywaack Choreography 

Afsaana Dance Company and ajusticenetwork present BOLLYWAACK with KUMARI SURAJ! Kumari Suraj will be teaching a two hour power packed workshop!!

Bollywood meets Waacking?!?! Created by Kumari Suraj in 2009, Bollywaack fuses Bollywood Dance, Bhangra, Kathak, Bharatanatyam and other traditional movement from Kumari’s South Asian roots, with the 70’s Disco styles of Punking & Whacking. This cross cultural connection is a seamless union of powerful arms, elegant hand gestures, exotic poses and dramatic story telling with facial expressions. Kumari Suraj, Bollywaack and her crew House of Suraj were semi finalists on India’s #1 rated reality dance television show, Dance Plus Season 3 on Star Plus channel exposing 1 billion people to this innovative style. 

GET TICKETS HERE!

Tickets can be purchased on Ticketbud for $40 and for $45 at the door (cash or card).

The class is all ages and dance levels!

Video teaser: 
https://youtu.be/pPJ8fnRcrT0

Facebook Event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2263971450486835/

Kumari Suraj is a world renewed choreographer, dancer, innovator, dance educator and cultural ambassador! Don’t miss this opportunity to dance with a legend! To learn more about Kumari Suraj visit: www.kumarisuraj.com

Global Water Dances w/ KSD – June 15th, 2019

Splinter is excited to participate again this year with Karin Stevens Dance (KSD) in Global Water Dances 2019!

Please see below for information on the event and how to get involved, from our Seattle host, KSD:

Global Water Dances 2019
Saturday, June 15th / 3-4:30 PM

Lake Union Park  860 Terry Ave N, Seattle
FREE + open to the public

Please join us for Global Water Dances 2019! We’re thrilled to be part of this international event, during which communities around the world will “dance for safe water everywhere.” As host of the Seattle Global Water Dances, KSD will present a version of Sea Change Within Us, also joined by Community Dancers who’ll take part in a movement choir moving through Lake Union Park.

Interested in participating in the movement choir? Contact karinstevens@gmail.com for details.

Global Water Dances (GWD) performances at each site will highlight a local water issue and take place near a related body of water. Choreographers, dance groups, organizations, water activists and members of the community will gather to take action, to solve their immediate water problems. This worldwide event, linked throughout the day via broadcast and social media, will challenge countless observers, locally and online, to deepen their understanding about the importance of water in communities the world over.

Our 2019 Fundraiser has begun!

We are very excited to announce that we’re embarking on a campaign to raise funds to produce an evening-length work this coming Fall 2019!

In lieu of our annual participation in GiveBig, Splinter Dance Company is focusing our energies on producing an evening-length show, which will include NEW, socially impactful, and exciting work!  Our passion lies in confronting social issues though dance and theater as a way to promote lasting change and healing.

CLICK HERE TO HELP US REACH OUR GOAL!

Our monetary goal, to cover production costs for a weekend-run of performances, is $5,000

 Please join us and help get this show off the ground!

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