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Improvisation and Activism: How Tammy Johnson and Yalini Dream will create space for workshop participants to envision a just and liberated future

Since September, the Hope Mohr Dance Project has been presenting Power Shift — a series of art and activism workshops, improvisation intensives, performances and practices — now in its last month. The series centers on the improvisational practices of Black/African American, Latinx/Latin American, Asian American, female-identifying and queer improvisers and social-justice activists through the mediums […]