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Performance: Earth Day “Embodied Activism”

April 22, 2021, 5:30 pm6:30 pm.


I.D.A. is a dance, sound, and performance collective, composed of Isabel Umali (dance), Dustin Carlson (music), and Ashley Menestrina (dance). On the occasion of Earth Day on Apr 22, I.D.A., and four invited musicians and performers, will present a sensorial experience focusing on healing, re-birth, human-to-human connection, and environmental justice.

The site-specific participatory performance will take place in three outdoor locations on Montague and Clinton Streets around St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, located at 157 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Masks required. The event is hosted by the Forum @ St. Ann’s, a cultural program of the historic church and an I.D.A. arts partner.

Ashley Menestrina

Ashley Menestrina is a freelance artist performing her own work around the world. Her work has been seen at David Rubinstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, The Martha Graham Theater, Battery Dance Festival in New York City and abroad in Los Angeles, Turkey, Mexico City, Portugal, and Jerusalem.

Isabel Umali 

Isabel Umali is a New York City-based dance artist, working across mediums including contemporary dance, dance for film, live collaborations with musicians and visual artists, dance theater, immersive theater, and modeling. As a creator, Isabel has collaborated with musicians and visual artists and her work has been shown and performed nationally and internationally.

Dustin Carlson

Dustin Carlson is a Brooklyn-based guitarist whose work reflects a deep fascination with time, music, physical movement, soul, and culture. He works with Dancers/Choreographers Isabel Umali and Ashley Menestrina in IDA.




St. Ann & the Holy Trinty Church 157 Montague Street
Brooklyn, 11201

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