About the Project
Brinca Charcos (High Waters) was an interactive performance project by Jennifer Monson with a group of health advocates and community organizers in-training from El Puente, a community human rights institution based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Monson worked collaboratively with this group of young people to develop dance and performance pieces that represented an awareness of their physical bodies in relation to their physical and social environments.
Working together, they created a large-scale street performance in Williamsburg, which incorporated the traditions of a parade, as well as the ensemble-feel of public demonstrations. Following the event, the audience was invited to participate with the performers by learning and adapting their dance and movement skills.