This season, in honor of the M.O.V.E. for Liberia effort Javanna Productions is presenting 'REM', a collaborative choreography project featuring dancers from Broadway Dance Center and ABT.
Choreographers: Emily Greenwell, Lexi Dysart, Emily Bufferd, Sam Glennerster, Clare Maceda
Nicole Javanna Johnson
Through a digital media and movement performance, MOVERS directed by the company's leading choreographers will become the "good" and "bad" creatures under the American's bed. Members of the organization are in discussion about American interest in foreign conflict and are gearing their studies specifically towards the American interest in the Liberian civil war. Members have concluded that American knowledge of distant conflicts are often dream like hence the title, 'REM' (Rapid Eye Movement). America often stands in the middle of the conflict attempting to manage the issue with meager knowledge, sometimes providing adequate aid in distressed regions and other times creating more of a disruption. Through fictional story telling, MOVERS will question American interest in distant civil war conflicts and challenge the idea of the "good guy" vs. the "bad guy" in a war zone.
The Sun Giant Foundation is the ultimate recipient of funds raised from the M.O.V.E. For Liberia effort. Sun Giant is responsible for creating, installing and managing solar power energy tools and resources in Nehemiah, Liberia. sungiantenergy.org.
551 Grand St: 6 train or the F train (East Broadway)
New Projects link to see the MOVERS in action.
NEW M.O.V.E. EFFORT COMMENCING WINTER 2012
SUN GIANT ENERGY
M.O.V.E. FOR LIBERIA
Beginning this holiday season, Javanna Productions will present M.O.V.E. For Liberia. M.O.V.E. member, Randy Ray envisions a Liberia that will be celebrated for its restored vibrant culture, growing economy and for its access to clean energy, education and healthcare for all citizens. The members of M.O.V.E. are dedicating the next year to raising funds to contribute to the start-up of his international social venture. Check out the M.O.V.E. For Liberia page to learn more about our movement to support Randy Ray's mission too bring safe, affordable, and reliable solar energy solutions to Liberia.
For the launching of Autism Awareness month and the temporary closing of our M.O.V.E. For Cambodia effort, Javanna Productions will presented "Grant's Safari" on March 31st, 2012. "Grant's Safari" is an hour and 15 minute movement showcase that is inspired by Grant Johnson's love for animals. Nicole Johnson is choreographing a full length show inspired by her brother's disability. Grant has a profound talent for naming and recognizing animals, therefore "Grant's Safari" will be narrated by Grant Johnson himself.
Through a digital media and movement performance, MOVERS became Grant's Safari and he was as the audience's guide. Check out the clip below for M.O.V.E. member, Charlotte Tyran's video on the making of Grant's Safari followed by digital media collages from the show.
Javanna Productions (JP) is a non profit organization that presents a yearly effort entitled M.O.V.E (Motivation Opportunity Vision Entertainment). In this effort pre- teens, teenagers and young adults are encouraged to be productive, creative and develop a stronger sense of community within their neighborhoods while raising funds for a cause. In our quest to raise funds and awareness for both domestic and international causes, the members of M.O.V.E. host choreography showcases, vocal concerts, visual art galas, comedy nights, musical theater events, workshops, classes and parties throughout the year.
M.O.V.E. (Motivation Opportunity Vision Entertainment) represents our generations ability to bring change and innovation to the way we give back to our communities. M.O.V.E. is inspiration, M.O.V.E. is innovation M.O.V.E. is change, and change is needed.