Benefit for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Posted on: 11/7/2019 6:00AM


“DANCERS DEMAND ACTION,” a dance performance aligning art with activism, will take place at The Joyce Theater on November 11 at 7:30pm. The show is a collaboration between nine New York-based dance companies who are volunteering their time and creative energies to enable a portion of the proceeds to support Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a partner organization of Everytown for Gun Safety.
Joelle Cosentino, Founder and Principal Creative of Z Artists Group, one of the companies performing, was inspired to produce the show by the work of the gun violence prevention movement.   Cosentino became an activist following the Newton tragedy.  "What a terrible day," she recalled.  "I did a memorial show for the victims at Symphony Space, and then years later after Parkland.  I also did a PSA with Mia Michaels on the horrors of gun violence.  It is a part of my life's work, and I am proud to donate to Moms Demand Action.”
Cosentino added: “Moms Demand Action and Shannon Watts [founder of the gun violence prevention organization] have been on the front lines of the fight for common sense gun laws for years. I am proud that the
New York City dance community has come together in the legendary Joyce Theater to raise awareness and funds for such an important organization in America.”
Every day, 100 Americans are killed with guns and hundreds more are shot and injured. “We in the dance community are eager to use our platform as artists and educators to do our part in this important work. We salute you and stand with you in this fight,” Cosentino added.
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