The FLEX Program
Using skilled dancers from the local community to communicate life lessons and emotional equanimity. Nourishing positive and progressive growth within young individuals through artistic expression.
FLEX-Hyperborealis | September 20th; Time- 7pm; Price- $20
Presented in association with Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn
Venue: Kumble Theater, Flatbush Ave between DeKalb Ave & Willoughby St, One University Plaza, Downtown Brooklyn
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BEAT Festival Opening Night | September 15th; Time- 7pm; Price- FREE (The standard museum suggested donation entrance policy still applies)
Venue: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights
MetroTech Lunchtime Mashup #1 | September 16th; Time- Noon; Price- FREE
Venue: MetroTech Commons, MetroTech Center, Downtown Brooklyn
The FLEX Program Mission:
This is a newly developed project creating sustainable FLEX dance-programming in juvenile detention centers, correctional facilities, and group homes around NYC.In August of 2014 The FLEX Program was approved by Director of Programs Sonia Galarza and Division-of-Youth-and-Family-Justice in NYC to provide creative services for detained youth. The overall mission of this program is to nourish positive and progressive growth within young individuals through artistic expression and freestyle performance. We want to provide the youth with a judgment-free avenue for self-expression and self-actualization. By using skilled dancers from the local community to communicate life lessons and emotional equanimity, the program seeks to create an authentic routine that will elicit trust and cooperation between the residents and staff. The FLEX community frequently holds dance events, freestyle sessions, and competitions where young people can get involved. Transforming energy into a positive, non-verbal expression might help the program participants find personal solutions to conflict in fundamentally non-violent ways. We aim to expand this program to other countries and collaborate with more artists across the world. The FLEX Program has already been offered to expand to other detention centers as well as foster care facilities throughout NYC. We are developing a sustainable program for years to come that can be developed in other detention centers both Nationally and Internationally.