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STUDIO CITY LIBRARY—Sharing Migration Stories Through Movement and Spoken Word

December 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

ONLINE— In partnership with The Music Center, Studio City Library presents interdisciplinary artist Dr. Amy Shimshon-Santo, who will teach movement and spoken word exercises using capoeira, yoga, and the voice. Participants will enjoy dance, song and spoken word as physical expressions of knowledge, culture, history and imagination. No dance experience needed and wear comfortable clothing. About Dr. Amy Shimshon-Santo: Dr. Amy Shimshon-Santo is a poet-in-residence on Earth. She believes that the arts and culture are powerful tools for personal and social transformation. Her interdisciplinary work connects the arts, education, and sustainability. Amy currently teaches at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) where she is an Associate Professor of Practice. Her aim is to facilitate a locally engaged, globally connected, professional learning community to prepare the next generation for visionary leadership in the arts and culture. Amy has extensive experience teaching dance, capoeira, creative writing, and critical media studies with youth. As a teaching artist for the Music Center Education Division, and the Brasil Brasil Cultural Center, she taught thousands of youth and classroom teachers throughout Los Angeles County and the United States. She has taught arts education for arts organizations including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts, Exploring the Arts, the Community Coalition, the Music Center Education Division, the William Grant Still Art Center, the Los Angeles Public Libraries, ArtworxLA, the Brasil Brasil Cultural Center, Lula Washington Dance Center, and Inside-Out Writers. For ADA accommodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event.

Para ajustes razonables según la ley de ADA, llama al (213) 228-7430 al menos 72 horas antes del evento.This program is part of the Studio City Branch Library’s 2020 Library Innovation Lab “Belonging and Expression” series, which explores new ways of engaging immigrant communities through humanities programming. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities ( This program is supported by California Humanities through a Library Innovation Lab Grant.


December 15, 2020
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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