Choreographed by AS220 resident Farah Figuerero and featuring performers from the staff and participants of AS220 Youth, “Fantastic Voyage” showcases the history of hip-hop from roots to leaves with a series of fun, dynamic dance vignettes representing the classic 90’s era. This vivacious work will be presented as part of the Mixed Bill at the Modern Movements Festival in the AS220 Black Box Theater on Friday, April 20th at 8:30 and Saturday, April 21st at 7:30.
Farah Figuereo is a an Afro-Latina feminist creative from Providence, Rhode Island who specializes in the regions of dance, slam poetry, conceptual video work, women’s rights, and youth development. She has danced for and with many local community groups such as Dexter’s Lab, Everett Company Stage School, and City Arts while growing up. While hip-hop is her first love, Farah has since branched off into dance practices ranging modern, tap and jazz, to American contemporary and African dance. Farah was also the creative director, treasurer and mentor for a a youth all-styles group called “Alpha One” where she helped serve inner city high school students express themselves through dance and movement. She is a recent graduate from Rhode Island College with a B.S. in Community Health and Wellness with a concentration in wellness and movement studies. Farah also tries to do the same for her by participating in in an array of actives such as dance, yoga, hiking, h.i.t.t training and meditation. She is, lastly and perhaps most importantly, a big advocate for self-love and wants to give back to her community as much as she can.