On Wednesday, July 24, at 1:30 pm at the West Tisbury library, the Yard presents a taste of “Movement Speaks,” the signature class of the NYC-based organization Dances for a Variable Population. According to a press release from the library, the class, led by Naomi Goldberg Haas, “promotes strong and creative movement for adults of all ages and abilities to improve mobility, balance, strength, connection, joy, and creative mastery.” There is no signup required the free event.
Naomi Goldberg Haas has worked in concert dance, theatre, opera, and film. She performed with Pacific Northwest Ballet, and was recently awarded a Dance USA 2019-20 fellowship for her work with communities for social change. She was LMCC’s 2014 recipient for the President’s Award for the Performing Arts, and serves as the NYC’s Age Friendly Media, and Arts and Culture Working Group, as appointed by the mayor. As founding artistic director of Dances for a Variable Population, a multigenerational educational and performance organization based in New York City, her “Movement Speaks” programs and public performances annually offer 2,500 older adults opportunities for strong and creative movement, the release states. She has been an active member of the Yard and the Martha’s Vineyard dance community, choreographing and teaching each summer since 2006.