Me<We: a four week workshop
Logo Credit: Shaun Tubbs; Photo Caption: The words Me<We inside of a circle with a pink background.
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 teenage girls of color ages 14-18 to hone their technical skills as dancers and create choreography with an underlying theme of community. The application will reopen to all teenage girls of color ages 14-18 on September 7-28, 2020, and all applicants will be notified by EOD on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. (Please Note: Artists who applied in February & March will have their spot held for them to participate in the workshop in October without having to reapply.) Eight to ten young artists will be chosen due to the venue’s size and to build more authentic relationships with their peers, teaching artists, & workshop facilitator. This workshop consists of:
30 minutes of journaling (journals, notebooks, and pens will be provided)
One 60-minute Contemporary or 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
30 minutes of creating choreography based on community
Due to unforeseen circumstances, MADC will be rescheduling the workshop to October 2020 (10/10, 10/17, 10/24, & 10/31) 1-4 PM at Groove With Me, 186 E 123rd St #2, NY, NY 10035. The participating artists will perform their pieces created during the workshop at MADC's third annual Move to Change Dance Festival in November 2020. All participants are asked to attend all four Saturdays and perform in both evening concerts in November. The purpose of the Me<We workshop is to provide young artists access to technical and creative resources to assist in strengthening their voices. The goal of the Me<We workshop is to provide a safe and open space for teenage girls of color ages 14-18 to build a cohesive, sustainable circle of peers, strengthen their artistic voices, and realize that their voices are necessary to change the world.