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Mental Health in Motion to host downtown Roanoke pop-up event

Art from Roanoke Ballet Theatre focuses on emotional toll of the pandemic
Art from Roanoke Ballet Theatre focuses on emotional toll of the pandemic

ROANOKE, Va. – This weekend, mental health advocacy and the performing arts are coming together in Roanoke.

The Mental Health in Motion Dance Company has partnered with Hustle/Haven for its last and largest downtown pop-up of the series.

The special event is set for Saturday July 24 at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. The night will feature more than 10 local artists in a collaborative performance of live music, dance and aerial silks.

Performers include Mental Health in Motion, Cirqulation Aerial Arts, Haus of Schmitt, Dylan Dent, Jayna Brown, Taye the Truth and Macklyn Mosely.

“If you put a visual to it (mental health), something with a dance story, people are actually able to see something that’s largely invisible which is really cool because then people are able to drop that head knowledge into a heart knowledge; gaining more empathy, more awareness and just gaining a more holistic educational experience,” said director of Mental Health in Motion, Lisa Linger

Tickets include one drink are $15 and can be purchased online here. More drink tickets can be purchased at the event.

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