V-Day Annual Report 2016 - ONE BILLION RISING: RISE FOR REVOLUTION 1 - Page 22

ARTISTIC UPRISINGS ONE BILLION RISING IS ABOUT THE POWER OF MERGING ACTIVISM WITH ART the synthesis of expression and political action. Communities used dance, art and drumming to express their joy and their outrage and demands. They created wild, radical dance moves that free and liberate the body, that can move people into defiance, joy, courage, empowerment and community. Activists in London hosted The One Billion Rising Festival, an eight-day creative campaign raising awareness for and demanding an end to violence.