august, 2017

26aug1:00 PM4:00 PMMarafanyi Meets the Mural: Creative Lab #2Traditional Drum, Dance and Song1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 49 Main St


Event Details

Design Lab, 49 Main Street
1 – 4 pm
We are so pleased to have support from DownStreet Art for this Project for a second year! #downstreetart #getdown #nama #northadamsma #marafanyimeetsthemural
Marafanyi Meets the Mural: Alaa Awad’s “Justice”becomes the catalyst for a community collaboration with Marafanyi Drum, Dance & Song! The ladies of Marafanyi are collaborating with inter-generational community members of all abilities during 4 Creative Labs over the summer to compose, choreograph and arrange a unique music/dance/spoken word interpretation of Awad’s mural. This community art-making collaboration, based on interaction with the artwork, will culminate with a DownStreet Art Share. Remaining Creative Lab Dates on Saturdays from 1-4PM:
– Lab 3, 9/9
– Lab 4 + Dress Rehearsal, 9/23
– Culminating Share at the final 2017 DownStreet Art Celebration on Thurs 9/28! This artmaking opportunity is free and open to the community – all are welcome! The Creative Labs will be lead by the teaching and performing artists of Marafanyi Drum, Dance & Song – Lara Gonzalez with musical support from Yael Shacham & Lisa Gonzalez-Howell. Visual artist, Barbara May (Lara & Lisa’s sister!), will head costuming.
* Participants are encouraged to attend all remaining Labs in preparation for the DSA Share. Open to all ages and abilities, children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent.
For more information, and to sign up, please email us at [email protected] or call 877-904-2362


(Saturday) 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Design Lab

49 Main St