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Performers fly high for youngsters in Maria Hernandez Park

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A group of artists showed Bushwick kids you don’t have to run away to join the circus by way of a park performance on Tuesday.

The troupe Hybrid Movement Company put on the free midday show in Maria Hernandez Park as part of the City Parks Foundations’ Summerstage series. The act was meant to motivate youngsters to pursue their dreams, an organizer said.

“Our goal in this performance was to inspire the kids and make sure they are not scared to challenge themselves,” said Hybrid Movement manager Joanna Duncan. “We want them to know that art changes people and people change the world.”

The performance featured aerial acrobatics, classical ballet, breakdancing, and gymnastics.

The Summerstage series is meant to bring the arts to youth who do not have access to them, said City Parks Foundation programming assistant Chris Saddler, claiming that the Bushwick gallery scene does not have a trickle-down effect for area youngsters.

“Bushwick is a hot area right now, but the people who have recently gentrified Bushwick are not doing a lot of public performances for the kids,” said Saddler. “This is a chance to show kids how much there is to New York City and that they can do anything they want to.”

The free children’s shows will continue around the city throughout the summer.

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at dfurfaro@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2511. Follow her at twitter.com/DanielleFurfaro.
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The Chooch from The Bohemian Magic Show says:
“Bushwick is a hot area right now, but the people who have recently gentrified Bushwick are not doing a lot of public performances for the kids."

And they're not obliged to either. Gentrification alone is a gift to the neighborhood. The more so when it happens during the greatest economic downturn in a lifetime. Let's not forget that Maria Hernandez herself was assassinated by drug dealers. Bushwick has come a long way since then. Thanks in no small part to the circus! Abbrakazaam baby.
July 9, 2014, 3:53 pm
Hybrid Movement Company from Brooklyn says:
www. hybridmovementcompany.net
We performed our show "WhyNot?"today at Seward Park with hundreds of excited children watching , dancing, moving, smiling !! So much Joy!!
Tomorrow we are at Courtney Callendar in Harlem ( where we started!)
Please join us on face book at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hybrid-Movement-Company/119336026671?ref=hl

Last Sunday we performed our show at NYC Summer Stage Main Stage Central Park to more fabulous audiences!
Come and join in the fun while you inspire yourself through happiness!
July 9, 2014, 6:58 pm

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