NYC PRIDE MARCH 2023
TO be the joy and inspiration for someone!
JUNE 25th 2023
We are a dance company sarAika movement collective and a DEI(*) consultant LIVABALL. As advocators for those who are queer, BIPOC, from low income family, immigrants, artists, and women, it is vital for us to support them during pride month by joining the march with our profesional talents!
(*)DEI: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
We’ve performed in the NYC Pride March since 2022!
In 2023, 35 dancers, 20 musicians, 1 drag performers, and 10 volunterrs joined the PRIDE MARCH with us!
We contacted with musicians, dancers, drag performers, and any other artists who are willing to support our cause, having fun & bringing what each participant loves to do and is passionate about.
ABOUT US AND THIS PROJCT:
LIVABALL is a DEI organization in support of any diverse group with the goal of making society more livable for everyone. LIVABALL is funded by the NYC based dance artist/choreographer Aika Takeshima, who is also the co-founder of sarAika movement collective with Sara Pizzi. We strongly believe in the power of art and collaboration: It raises individual self confidence, leading to the understanding of diversity, opening the doors to eliminate prejudice and discrimination. Showing “many differences all together doing great things with a lot of fun” is effective to society and can find resolution for people that struggle because of differences and discrimination. Therefore, LIVABALL joins as VOLUNTEER the NYC PRIDE PARADE with sarAika movement collective involving dancers and musicians of various disciplines. Our cause is open and inclusive: We are a group of artists who want to contribute to this society through the power of art.
- Organizers: Aika Takeshima & Sara Pizzi
- Music director: Tsugumi TwistyBonBon 4533studio
- sarAika dance captain: Marion Helfenstein
- Guest dance company: Umami playground dance company NY, Director: Yurie Ono