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Me<We: a four week workshop

Photo Credit: Alexander Sargent; Photo Caption: MADC artists and technical staff sharing a special moment in a circle before Me<We: a solo dance concert.

Me<We: a four-week workshop is an extension of Me<We: a solo dance concert.The Me<We workshop is a cultural affirming space for people of color (POC) dancers ages 25+ to hone their technical skills and creative practices to develop new work with an underlying theme of community. Artists will be invited to apply through a Google Form. Artists will be invited to attend the workshop based on the following criteria reviewed by a panel of their peers in the industry: 1. Artistic Excellence 2. Artistic Statement/Vision/Mission and its connectivity with people of color 3. Subject matter relevant to communities of color. Fifteen dance artists will be chosen due to the venue’s size and to build more authentic relationships with the artists, teaching artists, & workshop facilitator. This workshop consists of:

·       30 minutes of journaling 

·       One 90-minute Contemporary/Modern class

·       60 minutes of round table discussions and a call to action (CTA) of solutions formulated by the participating artists to integrate into their lives and communities to form a better world

 

Each workshop will convene from 3:30-6:30 PM for four Sundays in May (5/3, 5/10, 5/17, & 5/24) at Dance Project of Washington Heights (inside of the United Palace), 4140 Broadway, 2nd Floor Annex, NY, NY 10033. Me<We will culminate with a free informal showcase to share the process behind the four-week workshop and the artists’ CTA solutions through movement on May 30 at Dance Project of Washington Heights (inside of the United Palace), 4140 Broadway, 2nd Floor Annex, NY, NY 10033. The purpose of Me<We is to provide professional artists access to resources to assist in strengthening their creative voices. The goal of the Me<We workshop is to provide a safe and open space for POC dancers ages 25+ to build a cohesive, sustainable circle of like minded people, strengthen their artistic voices, and realize that their voices are necessary to change the world.