Co/Lab: Make & Perform a New Work with DX Artists

June 2-4, 2017

For all ages and levels 18+. Program must meet minimum registration to run.
To register, contact Sam Horning at or 301-270-6700 ext. 19

Co/Lab is a community choreography laboratory that invites local artists to make and perform a new work alongside with Dance Exchange. Join Dance Exchange Exec. Artistic Director Cassie Meador and Adjunct Artist Megan Abadoo for 3 days of rehearsal and dancemaking  an informal public showing on Sunday, June 4.


Cassie Meador is a choreographer, performer, educator, writer and Executive Artistic Director of the Dance Exchange. Her works have tackled numerous social and environmental issues such as How To Lose a Mountain, which reflects on a 500-mile walk Meador took from Washington, DC to a mountaintop removal mining site in West Virginia to trace the impacts of the energy that fuel her home. Meador’s Moving Field Guides, an interactive outdoor experience led by artists, naturalists and regional experts in ecology, is being implemented nationwide in partnership with the USDA Forest Service. She recently lead two multi-year projects: New Hampshire Ave: This is a Place To… a creative placemaking project funded by NEA and ArtPlace America in Dance Exchange’s home community of Takoma Park, MD; and Bricks and Bones: A performance series in response to the erasure of black lives and communities in Dallas, TX and the movements to recover, rebuild and honor those lost histories.

BEN_3567 (1)Meghan Abadoo is a choreographer and teacher based in Mount Rainier, MD, and adjunct artist with the Dance Exchange and a 2016/2017 US Fulbright Fellow. Her choreographic research and teaching methodologies explore racial justice and transformational dialogue within concert “dance events”. Between receiving her BFA in Dance Education at the University of the Arts and MFA in Dance from the University of Maryland (UM) she performed for seven years as a company member with Gesel Mason, David Dorfman Dance, Urban Bush Women and Liz Lerman.