Dancers performing There Message in Our Movement

There is a Message in Our Movement

A social justice suite choreographed by Sharon Simmons-Wright.

This production was inspired by social justice photographs by Ocean Morisset and drawings from the “Arc of the Viral Universe” journal installation at the theater curated by Carla Rae Johnson. “The arts reflect our political thoughts as well as our human feelings,” said Mara Mills, Artistic Director of Studio Theater in Exile, “STIE’s mission is to look at the world through the lens of social impact and artistic collaboration. Working with Sharon is a pleasure and privilege. Her broad experience and artistic intensity is awesome.”

Sharon Simmons-Wright, discussing the project, said “Every step we take, every action we make, echoes our message loud and clear. We move with purpose, with conviction, and with a message that resonates far beyond our footsteps. In every gesture, every word, every stance, there’s a message – a call for change, a plea for justice, a beacon of hope. Our movement is our voice, and within its rhythm lies the power to inspire, to unite, to transform. Let every stride carry our message forward, let every beat of our hearts echo its truth.”

Amanda Armenteros, Dever Gray, Rakeisha Smith-Williams, Stephanie Steele, Destiny Mosley, Symone Lassic, and Jenee Jackson will be performing.


19 May 2024


7:00 pm



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Hudson Valley MOCA
1701 Main Street, Peekskill, NY