- Communications Manager
ATLANTA—Emory Dance Program presents "Chronicles of Hope" on Sept. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. "Chronicles of Hope" is the work of R2ISE, an organization committed to providing a safe space for people in recovery from mental health challenges and/or substance abuse disorder and their allies.
Performed during National Recovery Month, this program celebrates recovery and encourages individuals with mental or substance use disorder and their allies to embrace recovery and achieve a healthy, happy life. R2ISE shares the message that recovery is possible with a cast comprised of a diverse group of artists who share their stories of hope and resilience.
"Chronicles of Hope" begins with a found art exhibit created by artists in recovery, followed by a live dance-theater production, and concludes with a recovery focused conversation with the audience to raise awareness, share collective hopes, and advocate for recovery in our community.
Performances are free but registration is required.
Thurs., Sept., 13 at 7 p.m. – Portrait of an Activist: A Conversation with Alexia Jones of R2ISE
Alexia Jones began using dancing 21 years ago with a small group of women in Tallahassee, Florida to help them maintain their recovery and find a pathway to share the message of recovery with the community. Jones will participate in a conversation with Lori Teague of the Emory Dance and Movement Studies Program. This event is a Rosemary Magee Creativity Conversation, made possible in part by the Emory College Center for Creativity and Arts. Free and open to the public.
Sat., Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. – Art of Cultural Agility Workshop
This is a two-hour interactive workshop that explores and introduces an appreciative approach to recovery, transformation, and cultural competence through movement and dialogue. Participants will explore core principles, practice key skills, and identify one action each participant can do to be more culturally agile in approaching recovery. Facilitated by Dr. Dietra Hawkins (One Small Change) and Alexia Jones (R2ISE). Free; registration is required.
All events take place in the Dance Studio of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. For more information about these and other Emory Dance Program events, visit arts.emory.edu. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the event by email to Kendall Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org.