Garjana is a new dance workout that aims to do good, drawing attention to food waste and organizations working to reduce it, while engaging the public to have some fun, and will be strutting its stuff at Washington Square Park on Thursday, September 14th at 12 noon.
Playbill says: “Garjana is about to be New York City’s hottest trend, and it’s powered by Broadway dancers.”
From the press release:
Garjana, a new dance workout led by Broadway performers and created by the nonprofit Food Tank, is putting together a FREE event in Washington Square Park’s Garibaldi Plaza on September 14 from 12:00PM to 1:30PM. Hundreds are expected to join and participants can register HERE.
Garjana features an all-Broadway cast with choreography from Mamma Mia! and Bombay Dreams’ Monica Kapoor, along with all-original music from Douglas Romanow, whose credits include Justin Bieber and Tyga, and visuals from award-winning film and television director Kevin Arbouet.
All ages and experience levels are welcome and participants will be given a range of fun props including drumsticks, scarves, and TheraBands. Here is a 60-second video depicting the Garjana experience from a recently sold-out show at the Highline Ballroom. Garjana has received rave reviews from Billboard, Time Out Magazine, Edible Magazine, and more.
The free Washington Square Park event is part of Food Tank’s effort to raise awareness about food waste and support GrowNYC and NYC farmers’ markets. Prior to the workout, the event will feature a range of sustainable food system leaders including Slow Food USA’s Executive Director Richard McCarthy, Green Bronx Machine’s Founder Stephen Ritz, Edible Manhattan’s Publisher Brian Halweil, GrowNYC’s Greenmarket Farmers Markets, and Food Tank’s Danielle Nierenberg.
Register here via Eventbrite but I think you can just show up too at Garibaldi Plaza between 12 and 1:30 p.m. Free.
Food Tank is a “think tank for food” and aims “to educate, inspire, advocate, and create change. We spotlight and support environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change.”