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Trashion Workshop with Artichoke Dance Company

Artichoke Dance Company

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May 19, 2019
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Learn to make ready wearables from recycled plastics at a trashion workshop. Artichoke Dance Company creates costumes and sets repurposing single use plastic materials otherwise headed for landfill. Join us in this creative practice to make your own trashion (fashion from trash). We’ll provide all the materials and guidance, but if you have plastic bags, straws, bottles, cups, caps, etc, feel free to bring them, we’ll put them to good use. Make a statement by wearing it on a night out, or showcase your creation at the Gowanus Visions festival on June 15. 

DATE: May 19, 2-5pm

LOCATION: Artichoke Dance (121 Sterling Place, #2B)

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It takes 2-3 hours to make an outfit. Additional trashion workshops are being held at Artichoke Dance (121 Sterling Place, #2B):

May 26: 2-5pm

June 2: 2-5pm

June 9: 2-5pm

This workshop is free. No experience necessary. 

All ages are welcome; youth under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 

We're also hosting dance workshops, fun and interactive free movement workshops at which you’ll learn a dance that reflects water elements. In celebration of Global Water Dances Day, participants are welcome to join Artichoke Dance Company in performing the dance in the Gowanus Visions Festival on June 15 to raise awareness about the health of the Gowanus Canal and the surrounding environment. 


Gowanus Visions is produced by Artichoke Dance Company, a national leader in arts eco-activism. Global Water Dances is an international platform to raise awareness of water issues and advocate for access to clean water worldwide. The Gowanus Canal was given Superfund status by the US government because it is one of the most polluted waterways in the United States. Artichoke Dance Company is committed to upcycling materials for sets and costumes using single use plastics, which clog waterways and endanger marine and human life.

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