Movin’ with Meghan this December

This month it’s all about Meghan in DX classes! I could not be more excited. Meghan is a stunning mover, an incredible teacher, and a powerful artist, and when you combine all of those things: well, it’s pretty magical. Her classes are fun, challenging in exciting ways, and always supportive of where you’re at on that day. She brings a mindfulness to her practice that I do not always experience, and a deep curiousity in who you are and what you bring. Meghan also pulls from a fairly impressive history, having danced with Urban Bush Women, David Dorfman, and Liz Lerman. Still working with Dance Exchange, Meghan is finishing up her MFA in dance at the University of Maryland- come close out our 2015 of classes with her and the rest of us at DX!

Meghan Abadoo, courtesy of Urban Bush Women. Photo by Paul Smith.

 

Friday CLASS w/ Meghan: December 4 & 11 (+ live music w/ Mark H. Rooney)

Takoma Park MOVES w/ Meghan: December 12

A movement class for the entire community, Takoma Park MOVES recognizes the rich possibility of exchanges when people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and levels of experience come together in a creative process. This class is grounded in the Dance Exchange belief that every body can and should dance, and shares the company’s long history of intergenerational art making practices. Join us for a mix of professional dancers, those new to dance, community movers, and families. Classes are $12, or $10 per person in a family, and are facilitated by Dance Exchange artists. 10-11:30 am, Saturdays at Dance Exchange. All ages welcome.

Meghan Abadoo is a dancer and teacher based in the arts district neighborhood of Mount Rainier, MD, currently performing as company member with Taurus Broadhurst Dance and select projects with Gesel Mason Projects. Her performance credits also include company member and adjunct artist with David Dorfman Dance and Dance Exchange (formerly Liz Lerman Dance Exchange), where she is currently an adjunct artist and contributor to community engagement art-making events. She was also a member of Brooklyn-based Urban Bush Women during their Dance Motion tour of South America in 2010, sponsored by the U.S. State Department in collaboration with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).

Her love of movement is supplemented by collaborative projects with artists from a wide range of creative fields and experimenting with how to design equitable spaces that broach sensitive topics and foster wide-eyed interdependence. She is a teacher within Montgomery County Public Schools, the Levine School of Music and a student with the Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism. She loves to read, swim and pretend to be a House dancer in the comfort of her own kitchen.

Meghan has a BFA from the University of the Arts in Modern Dance/Ghanaian Traditional Dances and a minor in Strategic Advertising, and is currently in the MFA in Dance program at the University of Maryland-College Park. She has previously been awarded the Maryland Individual Artist Award (2010), the Outstanding Educator Outreach Award from the University of the Arts (2006), and a Communications Fellowship with Urban Bush Woman (2006).

About Matthew Cumbie

Matthew Cumbie (Resident Artist/Education Coordinator) is a dance artist and collaborator who currently lives in Washington, DC.