Javanna Productions (JP) is a non profit organization that presents a yearly effort entitled M.O.V.E (Motivation Opportunity Vision Entertainment). In this effort pre- teens, teenagers and young adults are encouraged to be productive, creative and develop a stronger sense of community within their neighborhoods while raising funds for a cause. In our quest to raise funds and awareness for both domestic and international causes, the members of M.O.V.E. host choreography showcases, vocal concerts, visual art galas, comedy nights, musical theater events, workshops, classes and parties throughout the year.
M.O.V.E. (Motivation Opportunity Vision Entertainment) represents our generations ability to bring change and innovation to the way we give back to our communities. M.O.V.E. is inspiration, M.O.V.E. is innovation M.O.V.E. is change, and change is needed.
M.O.V.E. members have been serving the communities on the East Coast through artistry for the past five years. What started as a fundraiser for Autism Speaks has grown into an unstoppable movement, now spanning other good causes including Diabetes, Celiac Disease and education in rural parts of the world. We hope our motions will spark your emotions and inspire you to move too. M.O.V.E. has big plans for the future, and we plan to keep on moving.
REM is a full length contemporary piece that questions the notions and players in civil war conflict and international aid.
In honor of the M.O.V.E. for Liberia effort Javanna Productions is presenting 'REM', a collaborative choreography project featuring dancers from Broadway Dance Center.
Choreographers: Emily Greenwell, Lexi Dysart, Emily Bufferd,
Sam Glennerster & Clare Maceda
Nicole Javanna Johnson
Through a digital media and movement performance, MOVERS directed by the company's leading choreographers will become the "good" and "bad" creatures under the American's bed. Members of the organization are in discussion about American interest in foreign conflict and are gearing their studies specifically towards the American interest in the Liberian civil war. Members have concluded that American knowledge of distant conflicts are often dream like hence the title, 'REM' (Rapid Eye Movement). America often stands in the middle of the conflict attempting to manage the issue with meager knowledge, sometimes providing adequate aid in distressed regions and other times creating more of a disruption. Through fictional story telling, MOVERS will question American interest in distant civil war conflicts and challenge the idea of the "good guy" vs. the "bad guy" in a war zone.
The Sun Giant Foundation is the ultimate recipient of funds raised from the M.O.V.E. For Liberia effort. Sun Giant is responsible for creating, installing and managing solar power energy tools and resources in Nehemiah, Liberia. sungiantenergy.org.
551 Grand St: 6 train or the F train (East Broadway)
March 20th, 2013
New Projects link to see the MOVERS in action.