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Advocating Mental Health Through Art, Performance, and the Creative Process

Cathartic Art is a collective of educators, creatives, and performance artists who produce works advocating for mental health. We strive to create a bigger dialogue about psychological struggles by presenting our audiences with thought provoking experiences. Our goal is to provide a space for our community to proactively focus on their mental health through Art, Performance, and the Creative Process.

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"this film {that} argues the value of process over product is beautiful in modeling exactly this value." ~ LA Dance Review, Beth Megill

In 2020, our live events shifted to digital, resulting in our self titled debut film, "Cathartic Art” which had it’s world premier screening  in the Hollywood Virtual Fringe Festival (July 31 - Aug 2, 2020) It was a success thanks in part to all who bought tickets or donated to the project. We appreciated hearing how our short film impacted you and are pleased to announce our film’s official selection in the Across the Globe Film Festival. “Cathartic Art” features choreography by Jill Elaine Collins, original poetry by Kirsten Ajax and South African Artist Kensiwe Mathebula, film by Farmer's Daughter Productions, dance performances by Olga Kramarova, Corrina Gemingnani, photography by Sean Clark and Payam Emrani, music by WORK and educator commentary by Aubre Hill and Donavon Lerman.

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