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Monday, October 28, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

MIGRATION FLOW is a 2-day celebration connecting multicultural communities through drawing, dance, music, food, drink and conversation. Conceived by ALFONSO PEREZ ACOSTA - a Colombian visual artist, teacher and Art Program Director at Sacredheartrva who has called Richmond home for the last 4 years - MIGRATION FLOW marks the first public celebration of National Immigrants Day in Virginia.

On Oct. 27th (1-8PM), Alfonso will unveil 7 portrait drawings of diverse dancers who will then perform live. Audience members will also have the opportunity to meet and connect with one anothe and create drawings as part of a live exhibition. Learn new and different dances through an interactive dance class and a closing DJ party. On Oct. 28th (6-8PM) also National Immigrants Day, Alfonso and participating dancers will share their migration and dance stories in an intimate conversation with the audience. This event is free, inclusive and family-friendly. 

Special Thanks to the Participating Dancers:
Anna Leen & Boris Karabashev - Kizomba
Tanya Gonzalez - Mexican Folk
Rudy St. Julien & Candice Deisher - Salsa
Ana Inés King - Theater Dance
Marisol & Nicolás Betancourt - Cuban Salsa
Yu Xiao & Zoe Hu (daughter) - Chinese Folk
Omilade Janine Bell - West African Dance

From 6-7pm on Oct. 27th, Traci Bhagat will lead an interactive dance session called "Soulsalinedance". This session fuses soulful urban Bellydance, Latin, Salsa and African dance in a line dance format. Participants should wear something airy, light and easy to move in.

During the event, there will be a MIGRATION FLOW Silent Auction where Alfonso Perez Acosta's portraits of the dancers can be purchased. The Silent Auction will open on October 27th and close on the 28th. All proceeds from the auction will go towards the continued growth of Virginia's National Immigrants Day celebration event in 2020 and beyond.


Partners for this event include Initiatives of Change USA, Sacred Heart Center, CultureWorks and Library of Virginia.

3108 Semmes Avenue


RVA Southside




All ages, LGBTQ+, Wheelchair Accessible


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