A new annual sidebar of the Festival will be an Immigration Arts Summit – a full day of performances and collaborative workshops convening tri-State organizations, community leaders and cultural influencers – on Sunday, October 3. The festival’s Opening Day, on Sunday, September 26 at J. Owen Grundy Park (promenade and pier), off the intersection of Hudson and Montgomery Streets, will feature open-air performances, a mini dance-theater workshop, and an array of local businesses sharing information about their products and services. The Opening Ceremony at 6:00pm will feature screened and live greetings from participants around the world, plus a screening of an official Festival Selection.
Moscow. January 16th 1918. A year after the overthrow of Tsar Nicholas I, Anatoly Lunacharski, Lenin's People's Commissar and later Ambassador to Spain during the Second Republic, organized a trial against God in Moscow, where he charged God with genocide and sentenced him to death. At dawn the next day a firing squad fired a burst of shots into the air, towards the Moscow sky: God had been executed.
When God is dead, to whom do we entrust our destiny? Who do we then point to when we are looking for someone to blame?
A society immersed in bewilderment.
7 survivors of different ages, backgrounds and abilities.
7 survivors of a revolution who meet.
A timeless space; the remains of an old society that has just been orphaned by its top leader; a total paradigm shift.
7 beings faced with the realization of the loss of any single and universal basis.
7 lost people with a blank page before them.
In front of them, the frenzy of feeling totally free; without limits.
Another story to be written.