After a hiatus, eMotion Arts is back!
We need your help covering theater and crew costs to bring eMotion Arts' powerful new dance work "Dreamers" to audiences.
"Dreamers" is an evening-length production that explores the intersection of immigration and identity through stirring choreography and immigrant narratives. But we can't do it without you!
Any amount helps us reach our goal of $10,000 to make this production possible.
With your support, we can share the human side of immigration through the power of dance. This vital work reminds us that though our circumstances differ, our humanity connects us all.
You can choose a level of support that you feel comfortable with, from a one-time donation to a monthly, quarterly, or yearly subscription (remember that no amount is small!).
You can help us by pressing the button below. All donations fund our performances by helping us buy costumes, secure a venue, and pay artists' fees.
Thank you for helping us continue eMotion Arts' mission of building empathy and community through dance!
eMotion Arts is a fiscally sponsored project of Dancers' Group.
In an era of polarization around immigration and identity, dance has a vital role in building empathy and understanding between people. Through its universal language, choreography can profoundly connect viewers to the humanity and nuanced experiences of immigrants.
Our new contemporary dance work, “Dreamers,” will give expression to the complexities of belonging in a new homeland – the inner struggles and triumphs faced in assimilating while retaining one’s roots.
What makes this piece unique is its focus on the emotional essence of the immigrant journey, abstracted through diverse movement styles. We physicalize the intricate shapes formed when cultures blend, using our cast’s varied backgrounds. The work transcends simplistic narratives, honoring the deeply personal quest of immigrants working to harmonize their cultural identities.
We hope audiences find familiarity in this dance, connecting to times of change and growth in their own lives. The universality of self-discovery resonates across circumstances. We believe this work can awaken empathy about immigration, even for those who haven’t directly experienced it.
Community panels after each show will facilitate further exchange on these timely themes. We warmly invite you to join us for “Dreamers” and add your voice to the conversation as we uplift our shared humanity. Through the empathy kindled by dance, we can forge bonds of equity and understanding.
“Dreamers” features an original score by Bay Area composer Peter Colclasure, and choreography by Mariana Sobral.
Sign up to hear from us about our events.