To be a global creative laboratory for emerging dance artists to explore a deeper understanding and empathy about diverse global and social issues. Through innovative workshops, presentations, and performances, talented young dancers co-create and share their work to inspire a culture of sustainability for future generations as well as strengthening personal artistry and creativity.
Why this project is needed:
“Imagining a different future is as much a challenge as it is a creative task. Culture, arts and creative work have the potential to inspire a critical view, revealing the imperfections of current approaches to sustainability and to facilitate envisaging a better future.” (European Alliance for the Arts)
Art offers a new platform for conversation and collaboration that extends beyond the limitations of words and geographic barriers. In this time of rapid change across our globe, this laboratory is designed for emerging and established artists to co-create for a new generation of audience. The resulting works will challenge perceptions and attitudes towards current global issues and frame new hope for Global Goals.
Each workshop explores a theme related to a current social or environmental global issue. Participants between the ages of 13-24 engage in a process of learn – create – share. Dancers will expand upon their technique in a collaborative environment with professional dancers, choreographers, and field experts on topics of environmental sustainability and social justice, to create works and visualize solutions on the featured topic. Co-created projects are documented with videography and photographs to share in upcoming months through a collection of offline and online media outlets which will increase exposure to diverse audiences and broaden the access to the narrative presented in the new work.
August 13-17, 2018 - Chicago
Featuring a world-renowned choreographer Val Caniparoli and dance sensation DJ Smart.