We are facing an unprecedented moment; one that easily, (and to a degree reasonably) causes fear and anxiety. While caution and vigilance are of the utmost importance, we believe that finding ways to stay connected with each other, and create moments of joy are tantamount to getting through this together.
Along with uplifting emerging artists and arts-managers of color, part of Dunamis' mission is to create community and help build a deep respect and appreciation for Boston's arts-sector. So we asked ourselves, "How might we build connections, uplift our community and create moments of joy through a 100% virtual medium?" The answer is YOU!
Check out our artists and list of events below! All our events are free, but RSVP's are required to receive Zoom links.
Our Seeds of Joy initiative is made possible with support from The Boston Cultural Council and The Boston Foundation.
Owning Your Baws--Hip-Hopera-Style Tuesday, April 28th
This session is meant to be both an exercise of self-exploration as it is one of collaborative music-making. Participants (regardless of age or musical experience) will participate in exercises that encourage them to own and explore pieces of themselves that may be confined or seem contradictory to what's expected of them. We will then take all of those pieces and place them into a collaborative Hip-Hopera song--the perfect vehicle for embracing all sides. Sick of the boxes you've been put in? Let's throw them out, and make magic while we do it!
Noemi Saafyr Paz
SOS: Radical Self-Love Letters
Tuesday, May 12th
In this workshop, we will come together to listen, affirm, and honor the ebbs and flows of our individual bodies and existence as a collective. It’s an act of self-care when being brave to share with others, and why not creatively thank yourself in a love letter?
Time To Be Free
Saturday, May 16th
Nina Simone said that "freedom is the absence of fear". We're gonna explore what she meant through voice, violin, and poetry, through songs from different traditions, and the benediction will be Ms. Simone's own song, "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free".
INTERACT! A Musical Experience
Saturday, May 23rd
Thread Ensemble gives a live, 30-minute, interactive concert, creating New Music in response to audience members -- with violins, vibraphone and You! Submit a 5-word story about your day with your RSVP, bring a marker and a sheet of paper to the concert, and take a moment for musical reflection.
Rooting Within Ourselves: An Artistic Meditation
Tuesday, May 26th
How do your emotions fit inside of your body?
We are going to engage in a somatic meditation and an art therapy exercise where participants are welcome to check in with themselves and turn inwards. We are going engage in a body mapping art therapy exercise where participants are invited to consider their emotions, memories, and physical sensations together. We will breathe, reflect, journal, and draw together.