Me<We: a four week workshop
Video Caption: Behind the Scenes of the 2020 Me<We workshop - snippet of three artists in Horton class, a glimpse of three artists creating their solos, and a snapshot of three artists sharing their solos.
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. Six to eight young artists have been chosen to practice social distancing along with the usage of mask coverings at all times, as well as 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
This free workshop will be October 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2020 1-4 PM at Groove With Me, 186 E 123rd St #2, NY, NY 10035. The participating artists will have their pieces created during the workshop recorded to be live streamed during MADC's third annual Move to Change Dance Festival on Monday, November 2 7:30 PM EST via Zoom. You can click here to purchase tickets. All participants are asked to attend all four Saturdays. 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. You can read about the 2020 Me<We workshop in The New New York & Columbia News Service.
2020 Workshop Artists
Charenelle Francois, Zenzele Spencer, Magan Sylla, & Serenity Thompson