Open Call for Collaborators: Co/Lab June 2-4

June 2-4, 2017
$150 registration

For all ages and levels 18+.
To register, contact Sam Horning at or 301-270-6700 ext. 19

Co/Lab is a community choreography laboratory that invites local artists and community members of all backgrounds and experiences, ages 18+, to collaborate alongside Exec. Artistic Director Cassie Meador and Associate Artist Meghan Abadoo in the making and showing of a new performance work. This work in progress will be performed on June 4, 2017 in our studios.
Program must meet minimum registration to run. Participants must be available for all rehearsal times and the performance.

Co/Lab Commitment schedule:

  • Friday, June 2: 9:30am to 5pm
    Co/Lab kicks off with Friday CLASS (9:30-11:15am) with other community members, facilitated by Meghan Abadoo.
  • Saturday, June 3: 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday, June 4: 10am to 3pm rehearsal, performance at 5pm at Dance Exchange

About the lead artists:


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, Associate 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.