Announcing “Change From Within: Diversifying the Environmental Movement”

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We are delighted to announce Change from Within, the culmination of Jasmmine Ramgotra‘s capstone internship with the Center for Creative Conservation. Change from Within explores the lack of diversity in the environmental field and solutions for improvement in the cross-disciplinary format of contemporary dance. Jasmmine creates a movement-based representation of interviews she conducted with leaders of Seattle’s environmental community over the past two quarters, including individuals in government, NGO’s, business, and academia. Using the interview audio as a sound score, and four dancers to communicate the message, the performance presents clear takeaways about how to create positive change on an individual level. This unique, cross-disciplinary performance is the outcome of Jasmmine’s double degree in environmental studies and dance at UW.

Change from Within features Esra Cömert-Morishige, Megumi Hosaka, Peter Kohring and Sean O’Bryan as performers/movement collaborators, and an original sound score by local compositional artist Eli Hetrick / HETRIK.

Two performances are available, both free and open to the public with an RSVP. Join us!

Thursday, June 1, 7-8pm, Olympic Sculpture Park, Paccar Pavilion, Seattle. This performance will be followed by an audience and collaborator discussion to reflect on the piece collectively, focusing on our dissonances, insight, and collective inspirations. Free with RSVP.

Friday, June 2, 3:30-4pm, Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, University of Washington, Seattle. This performance is part of the Racial Ecologies Conference, and will be followed by a reception. Free with RSVP for the post conference reception.

Help keep Jasmmine’s work free and accessible for all by donating to her GoFundMe.

See you there!