“It is gratifying to have one of our local organizations take on such a worthwhile and positive project. The results of which will bring much needed attention to a very relevant topic, and make a tremendous difference both locally and internationally.”
Mayor Pat Perkins, Town of Whitby
It is an honour for The Prom Show to assist in spreading awareness about human trafficking.
We will be live streaming the event starting at 7:00pm EST on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 via livestream.com.
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The Durham School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance (DSBCD) is hosting Moving Traffic, an artistic expression event that brings awareness to human trafficking while raising funds for The Mahima Care Home in Kolkata, India, which helps young survivors of human trafficking receive holistic healing.
Madeleine Twyman, owner and co-founder of DSBCD is passionate about working with youth groups and not-for-profit organizations in North America to help create a positive social change.
“My passion has always driven me to reach my highest form of success,” says Twyman. “Now, with my studio, I am passionate about using dance and other artistic mediums to empower my students to reach their ultimate level of success.”
The Moving Traffic event will feature DSBCD dancers, musical and spoken word performances, artistic exhibits and inspiring speeches, all of which will be broadcast to The Mahima Care Home girls in India.
At the age of 15, Twyman was accepted as one of two Canadians to be trained at The Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York City. After a long history of dancing with many professional modern dance companies, including an achievement award tribute to Will Smith at The American Black Film Festival in Miami, Madeleine’s choreography was showcased throughout Manhattan in her live show Madeleine’s Mind. Fusing together different genres of dance, set to her original recordings, Madeleine’s Mind received a nomination for ‘best live performance’ at the Underground Music Awards.
Guest choreographer, Corey Jon Baker, who also trained at The Ailey School, will be setting a piece for the June 12th event, and along with Twyman’s focus on empowering individuals to utilize their talents and strengths to express themselves through a multitude of artistic forms, Moving Traffic is sure to have a global impact.
“I’m so proud of myself and all the other dancers that we get to do what we love, while creating a change in the world,” says one of the young dancers. “It’s scary to imagine me or one of my friends having to go through what those girls are dealing with.”
The Moving Traffic event takes place on June 12, 2014 at 7 pm, at the Abilities Centre in Whitby, Ontario. Tickets are $25 and proceeds go to The Mahima Care Home.
It will also be live-streamed through ThePromShow.ca for a global audience.
About The Durham School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance
The Durham School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance (DSBCD) is a new and innovative performing arts organization in the Greater Toronto Area. Through a multitude of artistic forms, the DSBCD helps students utilize their talents to express themselves as they continue expanding towards their full artistic potential. For more information, visit www.durhamschoolofballetandcontemporarydance.com
About The Mahima Care Home
The Mahima Care Home is a licensed aftercare facility in Kolkata, India, for the rescue and restoration of trafficked young minors. The home provides a safe haven for girls under the age of 18 where they receive physical, emotional, social, vocational and spiritual healing while the prosecution of perpetrators is aggressively pursued. For more information, visit www.partnersinternational.ca/global-projects/mahima/