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 BIPOC teenage girls ages 13-18 to hone their technical skills as dancers and create choreography with an underlying theme of community. Eight to twelve young artists will be chosen to participate while practicing 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 offered on June 18-19 & 25-26, 2022 12-3PM Location: TBA. The participating artists will culminate their workshop with a showcase on Sunday, June 26 3-4PM. All participants are asked to attend all four days of the workshop. 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 BIPOC teenage girls ages 13-18 to build a cohesive, sustainable circle of peers, strengthen their artistic voices, and realize that their voices are necessary to change the world.
The 2022 open submission call is Monday, April 18- Friday, May 27 at 11:59PM EST. Eight to twelve young artists will be selected by lottery. All artists will be notified by 11:59PM EST on Monday, May 30, 2022.
2020 Workshop Artists
Charenelle Francois, Zenzele Spencer, Magan Sylla, & Serenity Thompson