How to Fix the World Festival

Presented by Somerville Arts Council
Union Square , Somerville

This Somerville festival of arts and activism includes dancing as integral to its focus on activities that lead us all in a more humane and inclusive direction.


Danza Orgánica, the Boston-based social justice oriented dance company, will perform “Running in Stillness,” a dance-theater piece based on the impact of mass incarceration on women and their families—and inspired by the group’s work with people who’ve directly experienced incarceration.

Asociacion Carnavalesca de Massachusetts, a Lawrence-based group that brings the carnival traditions of the Dominican Republic to the United States. Its diablos cojuelos (limping devils) and the fabulous, ruffled attire of its other masqueraders are part of a tradition whose roots include satire of Europeans who colonized the island nation.

Upasana performs a dance, based on classical Indian style, about reconnecting with nature.

Rain date July 8

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