Nature Lab 4

Dancing for Change

Simone Johnson, a farmer and dancer from Staten Island, came to Uptown Summer 2018 to teach the summer youth how to translate feelings and ideas into movement. The youth chose to translate five different environmental justice challenges in North Troy to express their struggle and hopes for the future. The words they translated were drugs, lack of recreation, pollution, poverty, and help.

Videography by Chris Johnstone and Catherine Rafferty
Edited by Catherine Rafferty