On the evening of February 28, Medfield will proudly host Project Moves in a performance that will focus on tolerance and acceptance specially. The Brockton-based dance company has received praise across the nation, and the group will be preforming at Medfield High School. The program is sponsored by Blake Middle School and the MCPE.
Through a mixture of dance, visual media and spoken words, Project Moves hopes to promote tolerance and start more anti-bullying conversations. Since its debut in early April of 2011, Project Moves has traveled around the country putting on performances.
The dancers in the show have all dealt with adversity in their lives, and they have overcome hurdles to be where they are today. One of the dancers’ main goals is to bring awareness to the growing bullying epidemic that is sweeping the nation.
By doing these performances, Project Moves has been trying to put an end to separating our communities by borders, class, race, religion, abilities and sexual orientation. The idea is to highlight each individual and respect the unique qualities that make each of us different.
The Gold School, where the dancers practice, has produced numerous amazing male dancers and has even had the privilege to have four of their dances perform on Dancing with the Stars. The group hopes that the dancers can act as role models for everyone watching the show to share times when they were bullied.
This performance will be open to everyone in the community, and more information regarding tickets and admission will be coming soon. After the Project Moves performance, students in both the middle school and the high school will discuss the show and further explore the ideas of acceptance and tolerance.
This article was written by Connor Quinn, a Medfield High School student and member of the student newspaper, The Kingsbury Chronicle. The piece is part of Medfield Patch's weekly series, "Warrior Weekly," helping provide information about MHS to the local community.