Mahina Movement: You can either have fear and run or have fear and rise

You can either have fear and run or have fear and rise

Through movement, poetry, and prose, we explore place and belonging. Questioning...
Where do I belong?
Where do I come from?
Notions of family, spirituality.

Biographies

Vaimoana Niumeitolu is an artist and educator. She was born in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, and lives in NYC. She is the founder of Mahina Movement, an all-woman music poetry trio that has performed on over 700 stages. She has directed over 20 educational theater productions with communities.

Julia Lopez, poet and theater artist, has performed and read her original works at venues throughout the United States, Mexico City, Cuba, and Madrid. Her latest play, Graciela, is dedicated to her mother's experience and triumph over depression.