Catharsis is the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions. This is usually done through art forms such as tragedy, drama, dance and music.
The AIDS Epidemic started in the Late 70’s and 80’s spreading through the United states leaving a trail of death, confusion, and fear while communities watched it all happen on the news. There were many public figures, activists, artists, and allies whose stories were never told and have been forgotten. When we remain silent on issues that have had significant impact on our society, it creates a fear or stigma that keeps us from understanding each other and moving forward. Through Dance and multi-media, The Catharsis Project retells these stories to fight the stigma that silence creates.