Performance: Earth Day Embodied Activism

Thursday, 22 Apr 2021 @ 5:30 PM Past Event
Performance: Earth Day Embodied Activism

I.D.A. is a dance, sound, and performance collective, composed of Isabel Umali (dance), Dustin Carlson (music), and Ashley Menestrina (dance). On the occasion of Earth Day on Apr 22, I.D.A., and four invited musicians and performers, will present a sensorial experience focusing on healing, re-birth, human-to-human connection, and environmental justice.

The site-specific participatory performance will take place in the outdoor area of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Masks required.


Ashley Menestrina

Ashley Menestrina is a freelance artist performing her own work around the world. Her work has been seen at David Rubinstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, The Martha Graham Theater, Battery Dance Festival in New York City and abroad in Los Angeles, Turkey, Mexico City, Portugal, and Jerusalem.

Isabel Umali

Isabel Umali is a New York City-based dance artist, working across mediums including contemporary dance, dance for film, live collaborations with musicians and visual artists, dance theater, immersive theater, and modeling. As a creator, Isabel has collaborated with musicians and visual artists and her work has been shown and performed nationally and internationally.

Dustin Carlson

Dustin Carlson is a Brooklyn-based guitarist whose work reflects a deep fascination with time, music, physical movement, soul, and culture. He works with Dancers/Choreographers Isabel Umali and Ashley Menestrina in IDA.


St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church

St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church is a historic Episcopal church located at the corner of Montague and Clinton Streets in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City.


KODA is a social practice nonprofit arts organization focusing on conceptual mid-career artists ingrained in social justice. KODA offers survey exhibitions as well as tailor-made and community-based artist residencies, through collaborations with socially engaged partners. The nonprofit serves the community with contemporary art events and outreach to strengthen arts education. In its overall mission to support the artistic and professional growth of artists, KODA acts as a laboratory for creative concepts, reflecting its core values of curiosity and collaboration.


Image Release

Participants attending the program agree they may be photographed, videotaped, and audiotaped during the event. Photographs, videos, and voice recordings are the sole property of KODA Arts Inc., which reserves the right to publish attendees likeness online and use it in promotional materials.

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