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Recovery || The Opioid Epidemic – Legal Drugs with Lethal Consequences

  • 14th Street Y 344 East 14th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)


Choreographed by Johari Mayfield
Composed by Milica Paranosic  

 Presented by Johari Mayfield in Partnership with the Theater at the 14th Street Y 

Blending movement and technology, Recovery is a multimedia solo piece inspired by a woman’s struggle with addiction. The work culminates in a “rebirth” where she finds a more purposeful calling in helping others live, move forward and heal. Following the performance, the audience will be asked to join a talk back with Johari Mayfield, BIGVISION and Gay & Sober where we will address the opioid crisis, what it means to heal, and how legal drugs have led to lethal consequences.

 General Admission: $20

Students/Seniors: $15

Running Time: 50 minutes

No Intermission


 Johari Mayfield is a dancer, choreographer, activist, healer, and ACE certified personal trainer living in New York City. After training extensively in ballet with Sylvester Campbell, she received a scholarship to the Ailey School, where she studied for over two years. She has been a performer in NYC with Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, Joan Miller’s Dance Players, and Peggy Choy Dance Company. As a choreographer, her work has been presented at several different venues including HERE Arts Center, The Gatehouse at Aaron Davis Hall, 45 Bleecker Theater, and Dance Theatre Workshop (now New York Live Arts). She received her ACE certification in 1998 and, since then, has been an avid personal trainer, providing both group and private instruction for a diverse range of movers.

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