This year commemorates the 4th Annual UR2.Global Artist Challenge where the psycho-spiritual arts organization selects an Honorary Artist-in-Residence to help motivate artists around the world to join them in uplifting the self-esteem of humanity. This year Jandro Cisneros was named the 2019 Honorary Artist-in-Residence (HAR) and receives the distinction of having the “artist challenge” named in his honor. As such, the organization proudly invites artists that are dancers, choreographers, and mimes from all around the world to participate in the “2019 UR2.Global Jandro Cisneros Artist Challenge.” Jandro works at the New England Music Conservatory and is an internationally-known composer, producer, filmmaker, photographer, songwriter, audio engineer and motivational public speaker from Monterrey, Mexico. “He was selected as a result of his debut single titled ‘Self-Respect’ that relates to our mission to uplift mankind’s self-esteem, since it’s impossible to have self-respect without self-esteem. Also, in selecting this talented emerging artist, UR2.Global holds true to our creed that you do not have to be famous or rich to be of tremendous value to mankind”, states Dr. Amelia Kemp, president of UR2.Global. She goes on to say, “We want Jandro to be another example to other artist that they too have a voice that the world is waiting to hear, so we hope they take advantage of this year’s artist challenge to further our mission to uplift self-esteem.”
This year is the first time UR2.Global is doing a dance challenge and therefore artist are asked to keep the organization’s definition of self-esteem in mind when choreographing their routines. In so doing, Dr. Kemp - a psychotherapist, author, ordained metaphysician, and artist that performs by the stage-name Dr. K's Music Therapy, defines self-esteem as “how one feels about themselves at their core, their value, self-worth and self-acceptance”, and as such, this year’s theme of “self-respect” is a natural outpouring of that. She further states, “I believe self-esteem is tied to spirit and fosters inner-peace, which is our organization’s ultimate goal because only when inner-peace is accomplished, can world peace be achieved.” In keeping with that overall goal, this year’s Artist challenge is a call to all dancers, choreographers, and even mimes, to create a video doing a body movement routine that offers their interpretation of how self-respect relates to self-esteem and ultimately a more harmonious world. Jandro Cisneros’s “Self-Respect” music video consists of dance and body movements with word art. “We are therefore, hoping his example will inspire the world’s younger artists that love modern dance forms such as free style, hip hop, lyrical, ballet, etc., to participate and at the same time reinforce the need to respect themselves as they inspire others to do the same,” states Lamarr Kemp, MBA - Vice President and Co-Founder.
Jandro Cisneros states that, “The central theme of my debut single is ‘self-respect’ because there’s no greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect, and you yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Possessing little self-respect can lead people to become depressed, to fall short of their potential, or to tolerate abusive situations and relationships. My artistic mission is to elevate, entertain and educate my audience with uplifting messages through music and film. I’m honored to have been named this year’s honorary artist, and fully support UR2.Global’s mission to create a community of artists that embodies uplifting the self-esteem of mankind and helping people to heal and love themselves more, since that's exactly what my ‘Self-Respect’ project is all about.”
This year the artist challenge is bilingual and therefore dancers, choreographers and mimes have an option to either use Jandro Cisneros’s song which is in Spanish with English subtitles as their musical background for the project, or use their own original song or music that’s in English if they don’t speak Spanish, as long as it honors this year’s theme of how self-respect relates to self-esteem. All participates will receive awards for their contribution to mankind. Mr. Lamarr Kemp adds, that “the diversity of this year’s artist challenge will not only resonate with adult dancers but undoubtedly also connect with artists in secondary schools and college level, and hopefully motivate them to get involved in this self-esteem project since many of them love to dance, and with having to include the ‘word art’ into the body movement routines it’s sure to be lots of fun for them experimenting with this type of artistic creative expression.”
The Sacretherapy® Institute's UR2.Global Self-esteem Project features music therapies, psychodramas, visual arts, and literary arts of all genres for the upliftment of mankind and also reviews and showcases the works of popular artists who also inspire the world. The Sacretherapy® Institute was created as a result of Dr. Amelia Kemp's book titled: From Psychotherapy to Sacretherapy which she also wrote to uplift humanity after having been a psychotherapist for over 20 years. During which time, she was dismayed by the number of people in the world who feel like they are nothing, not understanding their innate value and worth. Therefore, with her also being a singer/songwriter she recalled how uplifting her use of music and psychodrama had been therapeutically and decided to merge music with healing by performing and using the stage name: Dr. K's Music Therapy. As such, UR2.Global is the culmination of this merger with all the ARTS and the Institute's desire to uplift the self-esteem of humanity globally.
To view the full submission guidelines and deadlines, visit UR2.Global and click the UR2.Global Jandro Cisneros Artist Challenge link or email Lamarr at UR2.Global@gmail.com. UR2.Global Arts Project is a project of The Sacretherapy® Institute – A Not-for-profit 501 C3 organization.