November 28, 2020

Join the world for ‘One Billion Rising’ on Valentine’s Day (14) at Camana Bay

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obrtoolkitThe Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, with the support of the Cayman Islands Red Cross, is inviting the public to join them on the Crescent at Camana Bay from 6 to 6.30pm on Thursday, 14 February, to add their voices to the global call for an end to violence toward women.

Local Bollywood dance teacher Rachna Buxani, will be there to demonstrate the dance. She will then explain the moves from start to finish before getting everyone to perform the dance together.

Around the world, people are learning the steps to a simple dance to the song “Break the Chain”, which will be performed for One Billion Rising. A dance tutorial is available online on the One Billion Rising website – www.onebillionrising.org – so that the public may practice the steps in advance.

About ‘One Billion Rising’

One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime

One billion women violated is an atrocity

One billion women dancing is a revolution

On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.

What does ONE BILLION look like? On 14 February 2013, it will look like a REVOLUTION.

‘One Billion Rising’ is:

A global strike
An invitation to dance
A call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends
An act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers
A refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given
A new time and a new way of being

‘Break the Chain’

Written and produced by legendary music dynamo Tena Clark, with music by Tena Clark and Tim Heintz, Break The Chain features an impressive cast of V-Girl activists and New York-based singers: Liz Byrne, Shelea Frazier, Ashley Juedy, Dana Kluczyk, Jenny Mollett, Jenna Brooke Scannelli, Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa, Naomi Walley, and Caitlin Witty.

The song moves us beyond words, and now you can move with it! Dance ICON, and award winning choreographer Debbie Allen has choreographed a dance just for ONE BILLION RISING. The music video features Allen with the over 80 teen V-Girls and singers bringing their radical RISING energy to locations across NYC.

“Dance is dangerous, joyous, sexual, holy, disruptive, contagious, it breaks the rules. It can happen anywhere, anytime, with anyone and everyone, and it’s free.
Dancing insists we take up space, we go there together in community.
Dance joins us and pushes us to go further and that is why it’s at the center of ONE BILLION RISING.
With infectious music and lyrics from Tena Clark, amazing vocals by a talented group of V-Girls,
and Debbie Allen’s bold choreography, Break The Chain is the anthem that will call up one billion to rise.”

You can download the song at:

http://onebillionrising.org/blog/we-have-an-anthem

Break the Chain 1Break the Chain 2

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