Cocktails & Culture: Pretty BIG Movement
Cocktails & Culture returns in full force this March with a spirited celebration of female innovation and mold-breaking for Women’s History Month! Check out our MC’NY Poets’ Café hosted by poet Shanelle Gabriel and enjoy a performance by Pretty BIG Movement, the pioneering, full-figured dance troupe, as well as an amazing line-up of talented NYC spoken-word artists and poets followed by an open mic. Groove to sets by DJ Misbehaviour and DJ Eli of the Lower Eastside Girls Club Avenue DJ’s Program and enjoy delicious bites from La Fonda NYC, plus specialty cocktails from the MCNY bar!
6:00 pm – DJ starts spinning
7:00 pm – Pretty BIG Movement performs
7:30 pm – MCNY Poets’ Cafe and open mic
9:00 pm – Museum closes
About Pretty BIG Movement:
Pretty BIG Movement LLC (2008) is the first international full-figured dance company based in New York City. Specializing in various dance genres such as Hip-Hop, Jazz, African and Modern; Pretty BIG Movement has created a space where full figured dancers can be seen as the true artists they are. After years of auditions and performances, Akira continuously found herself surrounded by beautiful, confident, plus-sized women in the entertainment industry. Realizing that there were no stable platforms for voluptuous dancers like herself, Founder and CEO Akira Armstrong used her confidence and experience to build her empire known as Pretty BIG Movement. Within a few years of inception, Pretty BIG Movement had thousands of loyal followers locally and internationally; inspiring women and men across the world to get back onto the dance floor. Pretty BIG offers dance workshops across the world to all, while still creating an intentional space for full-figured people.