LES CITIZENS PARADE (2018)
The LES Citizens Parade is an activist processional and series of performances connecting community members of NYC's Lower East Side. Co-created by choreographer Naomi Goldberg Haas and visual artist Laura Nova. Performed by neighborhood senior citizens and legendary senior dancers, the work will create a celebratory, visual journey along the East River Promenade that honors the experience of long-term residents as part of the River to River festival on June 22 and 24. The parade plays with the “migration” trope: we will literally transform residents and dancers alike into a “moving company” - one which carries boxes bearing double-edged slogans like “fragile.” The procession will culminate in a stage performance at the finish line.