Wednesday September 26, 3:00-8:30pm
Times Square (at 7:30pm)
Semillas collective FB Event
4 years ago, 43 students from a teachers college in the indigenous town of Ayotzinapa, were disappeared by Mexican police and then military. They raised their voices and their bodies to speak against injustice. Their voices got silenced since.
This crime of state has gone unpunished and unrecognized as such. Mexico's incumbent president, Enrique Peña Nieto is visiting the UN until this Wednesday. Will he get challenged for leading one of the most bloodiest presidencies of our times?
Dance To The People is joining Semillas collective's march, along with musician Ernesto Villalobos, Antonio Tizapa (father of one of the missing students) and other runners of Running for Ayotzinapa 43, members of the Marble Hill Artist Commune, members of Asociación de Mujeres Poblanas and members of the Shul Band, among other musicians and artists.
We're asking for dancers to bring their bodies into the space and use them as a form of memory and resistance (resistance to forgetting perhaps).
Antonio Tizapa shared with us last June, that he was looking around in the streets at people celebrating their graduation. His son and his son's classmates would have been graduating around this time as well.
We decided to wear graduation caps and/or gowns (if we can get them). Please email us if you're coming to the march, and if you have a graduation cap, so we can know how many people are coming and how many we need to bring.
As an alternative, just bring a red top and black pants as a sign of discontent and opposition.
We want to look united to attract the most attention as possible to this issue. But, if you know how to call attention, use your imagination.
But it's bodies in the space what matters the most. Email us and we'll send you the simple movement score we will be using.
We will be also collaborating with the musicians in the space, so we can create the magic there.
In love and solidarity
Dance to the People
after the fact
Funny how this can happen in the middle of a culture that’s all about consuming. The same culture that needs so much, that strangles other forms of life. In the middle of that madness we brought the energy of the dancing warriors. Thanks for everybody there for manifesting the memory of injustice, for embodying resistance.