2017 Summer Institute Public Performance: Friday, July 21

The 2017 Summer Institute is taking place currently and concludes with a public performance event on Friday, July 21 at 6:30 PM.

Summer Institute 2017

As part of our Organizing Artists for Change initiative, Dance Exchange Institutes emphasize process and performance, dialogue and dancemaking, and the role of artists as changemakers through innovative creative practices and dancemaking. Institute participants will join from our local region and across the globe to gather as leaders, innovators, movers and thinkers. Anyone 18+ years of age is welcome and encouraged to join this intergenerational experience. Read about previous institutes from participants, facilitators, and artists on the blog.

Module 1: July 7-14
Artmaking in Action: Evolving Creative Practices

Join participants from across the globe to gather and grow as movers, makers, collaborators, and leaders. Work with DX artists as we experience daily movement classes and share tools and practices for researching, generating, and making artwork and action. We will use the four questions central to the work of DX to collectively vision the future of the socially engaged artist.

Module 2: July 16-23*
Dancemaking Performance Intensive

Continue exploring DX core practices through local community engagement and the creation of a new work that contributes to the research and development of Growing Our Own Gardens, an intergenerational performance project rooted in queer world-making conceived and directed by Assoc. Artistic Director Matthew Cumbie. Participants will share their work in a public performance at the end of the week.