Save Encina Preparatory's Dance Program!
Organized by: Kristen Rulifson
The iDigit Dance Program's mission is to entertain, inspire, and activate both students and the Sacramento community through integrating dance, music, and storytelling.
iDigit Dance Company started 2 years ago by Kristen Rulifson, the HealthCorps Coordinator and two students: Ji'Shuri Johnson and Tatiana Gauthier. All sharing the passion for dance and activism in their community, they began to build every day after school. In 2015 the company grew to serve 35 students, 6-12 grade. The company has taken their work beyond the school and shared their stories with the public. Some include : Sacramento Food Bank, Crocker Art Museum, Dr. Oz's Highway to Health Fair, UC Davis SAYS Summit, Sacramento Community Foundation, Justice or Else Youth Benefit Concert, and Celebration for Hope Benefit. The youth company explores themes relevant to their personal experiences and the community such as: immigration, domestic violence, stereoptypes, diversity, incarceration, and dreams.
As the current director's contracted position expires with HealthCorps in June 2016, the youth company will be at loss for direction, organization, and leadership. In effort to financially support the program to continue next year, the iDigit Dance Company will be hosting a site-specific performance at their school, Encina Preparatory on April 1st, 2016 at 6PM. This showcase is open to the public and will engage participants and community with the student's experience with both detainment and freedom, titled Dreams in Detention. This fundraiser will also showcase local artist and activists through dance, poetry, and music including Joseph in the Well, DJ BLAQLight and sounds from his album 'Still I Rise'.
All donations will go toward funding the program with a coach, transporation to performances, and production fees for the next annual iDigit Dance Company Showcase!Please contact the director, Kristen Rulifson at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and additional information.
video cred: Tien Nguyen, Fine Roots Producitons