Tuesday, February 14, 2017

One Billion Rising!

Copyright © Françoise Herrmann

During the month of February and especially, today on V- day, since 2013, Women RISE, DANCE, DISRUPT and CONNECT in a fierce movement against the sexual and physical violence directed at women and girls. The movement is called One Billion Rising! because of the shocking statistic of 1 in 3 women worldwide who will be raped or the victim of violence in her lifetime.
  • In 2013 One Billion Rising! danced to show their outrage.
  • In 2014 One Billion Rising! danced for justice.
  • In 2015 and 2016 One Billion Rising! danced for revolution, in more than 200 countries, with millions of women and girls participating.
  • In 2017 One Billion Rising! is dancing against exploitation and in solidarity.  
The movement grew out of Eve Ensler’s famous play, The Vagina Monologues, performed everywhere on Feb. 14th. The almost as famous theme song of the One Billion Rising! movement, “Break the chain”, was written and produced by Tena Clark, with music by Tena Clark and Tim Heintz. The original choreography of the piece was created by Debbie Allen.

Below a video of the original song and the choreographed dances, that Disrupt! Connect! and Occupy! bringing women together, joyfully and globally, in their struggle to end violence.

One Billion Rising!
Ensler, E. (2001) The Vagina Monologues. New York, NY: Random House Publishing house.
Eve Ensler (website)
Eve Ensler interviewé par Le Monde
Tena Clark (website)
Tim Heintz (website)
Debbie Allen Dance Company

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