Help Us Share the Power of Dance and Faith
Organized by: Errin Ministries
EVENT DATE Sep 24, 2016
Errin Ministries. Inc. (a 501(c)3 organization) is working to unite community dancers of all ages and abilities in a city-wide production, "How I Got Over- A Cultural Journey of Faith." How I Got Over (HIGO) vividly depicts the faith that has maintained and strengthened the black community through the generations. Beginning in Africa, How I Got Over takes the audience on a journey, through dance and song, amidst the decades of cultural turmoil (i.e. slavery and civil rights movement) and ends in the present day. The dance and song that comprises this work centers on the overt spirituality that has been the foundation of black life, for it is truly how we got over.
Here is what people are saying about "How I Got Over:"
'Trying to wrap my head around the genius and gift of God to create and execute such an impactful, complex, intriguing, entertaining, scholarly, insightful, exalting, profoundly artistic ministry production. Bravo! Absolutely phenomenal'
-Phyllis Lipford, Cleveland OH
'I laughed, cried, was proud, was made angry by the civil rights denied, etc.etc.--This is a wonderful production and I hope that it is repeated as I've been telling my friends and family what a glorious they they missed.'
-Marvelous Baker, Cleveland, OH
'HIGO really impacted my life in a major way. Not only was it exciting, but it was also a learning experience. From the beginning to the end, the process was amazing. I grew a lot just being in that environment for an entire summer. I can't wait to jump back in it again. Spiritually and physically, my body went through positive changes. I can't wait until I can do it again and experience the process again.'
-Chris Spellman, Dancer
In order to make this life-changing experience a reality, there are high theater costs, rehearsal space rentals, promotional material fees, and a host of other expenses involved. Through this production, we strive to create a meaningful experience for both our dancers and our audiences alike. We are connecting communities of professional artists and community artists with our rehearsal process. We are unifying faiths in our artistically driven approach. We are sharing historically relevant information with audiences of all types. We need your support to keep this going.
Errin Ministries, Inc. (EM) was formed for the purposes of support and educational development. We are an arts service organization committed to catalyzing testimony and healing through community-centered programs offering movement based and somatic practices for all ages and abilities. We promote physical health, spiritual wellness, cultural awareness, and improved quality of life strategies through regular class offerings, workshops, consultation, artistic support, and public performance. We are artist-driven, and strive to create partnerships and collaborations that support the common good of the at-promise communities in which we serve. We are advocates for dance as an essential component of overall well being. We are committed to evolving generations of dancers and cultivating the expanding presence of movement in the Worship Arts.
We thank you for your support in any amount as we endeavor to continue this great work! Errin Ministries, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization. All of your donations are tax deductible!