Reflections in Recovery

Photos from my new work, Recovery, that I recently performed at the 14th St Y’s 2019/2020 Season of Life and Death, which incorporates dance, film, music and theatre. Though it’s very, very hard to accept, I wouldn’t be here without the light and the dark. I have a lot of gratitude today. Recovery is my first production in 10 years. Not an easy road.

Although I love to perform in traditional theatre spaces(and will be again), I’ve been invited to perform Recovery in a recovery space! There will adjustments, but I’m curious to see what other kinds of possibilities there are to share this message theatrically with less/different tech options. I’ll also have dance/fitness/nutrition workshops within proximity of a kitchen which I’m super excited about too!

So all that to say for those that need a word of encouragement and hope. I’m here. You can recover and create again.

About joharimayfield

Johari Mayfield is a dancer, choreographer, activist, healer, and ACE certified personal trainer living in New York City. Johari utilizes her dance background along with cardiovascular exercises, strength training and yoga with her clients to hone the synergies of mind/body, strength and flexibility. Johari’s community outreach initiatives have included children’s workshops on fitness and healthy eating at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, movement and fitness with Girls Education and Mentoring Service (GEMS), an organization committed to empowering survivors of sexual exploitation and Reveal NYC, a nonprofit organization that encourages female survivors of domestic violence in self-care. In addition, she's also taught cardio dance classes at the Rose M. Singer Center at Riker’s Island for female inmates and team building through dance in her “Hip Hop Lit Squad” for children at the Athleta Flatiron location in NYC. She currently is on faculty at Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy,14th St Y, and ETD Outreach team. She's the proud humama of a rescue pitbull named Lucy.
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