Participatory Engagement Methods: involving the audience in activities such as dancing or choreographing

Walker Recipe 8: Talking Dance Lectures
The Walker's Talking Dance lectures are conversations led by a facilitator, open to the public, where choreographers/dance artists speak about their work, in dialogue with a scholar or expert staff...
Walker Recipe 9: Dance Blogs
The Walker's performing arts blog provides contextual and promotional information about Walker dance shows. The blog serves as an immediate communication platform tool to get the word out about beh...
I Speak Dance
ODC, based in San Francisco, has developed I Speak Dance to introduce 18-25 year old college students to the world of dance. It aims to cultivate fluency and life-long interest in dance among a you...
SLAM Remote
As background, dance companies are beginning to stream live performances to reach more audiences. While streaming captures the visual aspects of a dance performance, it fails to portray other impor...
Dance Savvy
With EDA support, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco created the pilot program Dance Savvy to build understanding of contemporary dance for a target audience of YBCA's visual arts and...
The BANDALOOP Experience: BANDALOOP
The BANDALOOP Experience is a half-day workshop designed to introduce participants to our unique form of dancing in the air. We engage the participants in a creative process that inspires connectio...
Field Guide to Dance: Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
Field Guide to Dance is a public engagement and education program encompassing a series of pre-performance workshops and post-performance downloads that aim to increase comfort with and confidence ...
DANCentricity: Gibney Dance
DANCentricity invites high school students to explore the creative process by learning about and actively engaging with a professional choreographer. A Cycle of interrelated workshops center around...
Family Day at the Ballet: Pacific Northwest Ballet
Family Day at the Ballet is a combination of backstage tours and low-price tickets for families of students that participate in PNB DISCOVER DANCE Residencies. Students from DISCOVER DANCE schools...
Family Day at PNB: Pacific Northwest Ballet
Family Day at PNB is an in-studio sharing opportunity for students that participate in PNB's DISCOVER DANCE in-school residencies. The event takes place on a Saturday, in PNB's largest, black-box, ...
Pop Up SLAM : STREB Inc.
Pop Up SLAM, a mechanism to transmute the spirit, essence and action landscape of SLAM into roving, adaptable action zones which can occupy a myriad of public spaces -- parks, vacant lots, parking ...
GETTING CLOSER TO DANCE: Your Dance Score: The Joyce Theater
Two workshops for up to 15 participants are led by TAs. The workshop opened with a continental breakfast and refreshments. In each workshop participants explore and work with the material of dance...
You Can Dance: University Musical Society (UMS)
UMS contracts with a dancer or choreographer from the visiting company to lead a community workshop. The workshop is usually held one or two days before the opening of the performance. Part of the...
Black Girl Spectrum (BGS): Camille A Brown and Dancers
Founded in 2014, Black Girl Spectrum (BGS) is a multi-faceted community engagement initiative that explores the spectrum of identities among Black girls and women while working to create safe space...
AXIS Dance Company Disability Arts Residency: Ware Center
This multi-faceted residency begin with a free 11/20 evening screening of the documentary film INVITATION TO DANCE which features the AXIS company. Filmmaker Simi Linton joined the AXIS dancers an...
Engagement Events: Dance Theater Etcetera
DTE produces two major dance events annually. Leading up to these events, depending on available resources, we schedule activities that bring audiences and artists together. They can take the form ...
Engagement Program: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
The Pillow’s Audience Engagement Program offers extensive opportunities for audiences – a notable portion of which are introduced to dance for the first time here – as well as long-time dance lover...
Summer Leadership Institute: Urban Bush Women
For UBW, audience engagement is viewed through the lens of partnership, collaboration, and utilizing dance to create dialogue within the community in ways that will inform social change. This was e...
Community Discussion and Wood Burning Workshops: Holly Bass|360
Holly Bass|360 hosted a series of workshops leading up to her RACE: Talc & Ash performance on July 10, 2016. At the workshops, long-time DC residents and newer residents met to discuss the changes ...
Samba in the Streets
Samba in the Streets (SITS) Viver Brasil’s (VB) community engagement program, provides free Afro-Brazilian dance, music and song workshops to youth and adults. Throughout the program’s life, more t...
Generations Positive: Sean Dorsey Dance
Sean Dorsey Dance conducts our community engagement program Generations Positive as we tour and perform our full-evening work THE MISSING GENERATION. THE MISSING GENERATION gives voice to transg...
My Park, My Pool, My City: Forklift Danceworks
Through the co-creation of community-based performances at three different East Austin pools over three years (2017/2018/2019), My Park, My Pool, My City employs several community-based engagement...
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo engages communities with educational programming as an extension of the work the company does onstage as a world class all-male comic ballet company, defying e...
Dearest Home Workshops: A.I.M
We refined a workshop program used in the development of our work, DEAREST HOME (DH) whose subject matter is love, longing, and loss. For DH tours we created workshops, led by our dancers, that eng...
Trans-Atlantic Time Traveling Company: Holly Bass|360
Our audience engagement is integrated into the performances, which took place most recently July 2018. In addition to the performance, my company also offers year-round art programming at a juvenil...
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