Struggles and Hope at the International Human Rights Arts Festival: A Song Cycle by Ongama Mhlontlo
The International Human Rights Art Festival, NYC’s pre-eminent arts and human rights performance event, returns to the Tank for its fifth year of programming. Presenting 50+ performances over the course of 13 performance blocks, we will see theater, dance, music, circus, enjoy workshops and find other ways to creatively engage around pressing social issues from climate change to immigration to LGBTQIA concerns and any other human rights concern.
NYC’s International Human Right Arts Movement has worked with artists from more than 100 countries around the world, been featured in the NY Times, NY Observer, AM-NY, Metro-NY, Fox5 Morning Show, NBC Today, The Dramatist and many other publications. We have been banned by the Catholic Church due to our challenging content; lauded by Congressman and Civil Rights hero John Lewis (deceased) and have supported artists on the run and in danger due to their passionate voice from Uganda to Nepal, Mexico to Tunisia. Be a part of it!
*Please note that this performance will be presented at the Tank’s in-person performance space at 312 W 36th St. All attendees and artists will be required to have two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. Patrons will also be required to wear masks when not eating or drinking.