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Walker Recipe 1: Opening Night Reception
The Walker's Thursday night receptions provide audiences intimate, interactive, one-on-one access to artists. These receptions differ from the post-show Q&As, where the audience does not typicall...
Walker Recipe 2: Post Show Q & A
Every Friday night after a dance performance at the Walker, the artists return to the stage after their curtain call for an interactive question and answer session with either a member of the Walke...
Walker Recipe 4: Talk Dance Podcasts
Talk Dance podcasts are audio interviews between a selected artist (or our curator) and the Talk Dance host, a local choreographer. A choreographer was hired to schedule, host, record, and edit a f...
Walker Recipe 5: Video Interviews
Video interviews with artists are archived on the Walker Channel and are available to stream or download. Our videotaped interviews usually take the form of curatorial conversations between visitin...
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...
Opening Acts
The Cowles Center and its consortium partners (ARENA Dances, Black Label Movement, James Sewell Ballet, Minnesota Dance Theatre, Ragamala Dance, Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater, Zenon Dance Compan...
Dance Up Close: The Dance Enthusiast
Dance Up Close is a web-based project designed to reveal the choreographic process to an online audience. We go behind the scenes to show artists as people our audiences can relate to, rather than ...
The X-Process: Post Your Thoughts: BalletX
During the course of each BalletX performance series, audiences are encouraged to respond to two prompts on a communal bulletin board in the theater lobby. These prompts have included: "Tell us wha...
The X-Process: A Pie, A Pint & The Process: BalletX
A Pie, A Pint & The Process is an interactive lecture series over pizza and beer that falls between BalletX’s Saturday matinee (2pm) and evening (8pm) performances. The program is designed to provi...
The X-Process: Conversations with the Artists : BalletX
Conversations with the Artists is a pre-show Q&A discussion with BalletX’s guest choreographers and artistic directors that is moderated by a leading dance critic. As an outsider to BalletX, the da...
Dance: A Moving Canvas: Audience Architects
Moving Canvas is a highlight component of our EDA programming, and take place four times per year in the Chicago Artist Coalition art gallery. Moving Canvas events cross pollinate and engage dance ...
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 ...
Metro STEP: Supplying a Team Engagement Process: Pentacle
Pentacle’s unique position as a not-for-profit organization that represents dance companies in the marketplace has allowed it to explore creative and outside-the-box ways for presenters and artists...
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...
AXIS Explored: AXIS Dance Company
AXIS Explored is a selection of targeted engagement opportunities surrounding the creation and presentation of our work. For an $80 subscription, AXIS Explorers gained admittance to the following a...
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 ...
RISKY TALKING: STREB Inc.
RISKY TALKING, a platform for investigating the possibilities and impact of dance as seen through the prisms of politics, urban development, cultural history, architecture, engineering, design, med...
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...
GETTING CLOSER TO DANCE: Going to the Dance; and That's a Rap: The Joyce Theater
GETTING CLOSER TO DANCE: Going to the Dance; and That’s A Rap are performance events followed by facilitated discussions. They are part of a series of three interrelated activities providing audie...
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...
Audience Engagement During Dance Presenting Series: Dance Center of Columbia College
Our goals with the EDA grant revolved primarily around building and sustaining relationships with communities and artists of color. We have a long history of diverse programming, but embracing thi...
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...
Classically Black Salons: 651 ARTS
Our Salon Series was held in intimate venue with a capacity of 50 people or less. In addition to the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts space, we held one event in a private home. The spa...
Bandaloop Experience Exposed: BANDALOOP
The three parts of our programming are described below. Immersion Workshop: Our vertical dance immersion workshops begin with a shared question - what do we hope to get out of this experience? F...
Community Choreographic Laboratories (“Labs”)
: CONTRA TIEMPO
When Lab participants arrive on site, the Artistic Director (serving in the capacity as facilitator) introduces the company and gives a brief history of our work and what we’ll be doing in the sess...
Community Renewal Event: FirstWorks
FirstWorks Community Renewal Events involve food, conversation, and a series of short performances center around a dance and offered in the spirit of a gift. Doors open at 5:30PM; dinner starts at...
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...
Cultural Scripts: Heritage Works
Cultural Scripts, a program of art and dialogue, engages people of Detroit and surrounding communities in exploration of cultural traditions, normalcy, identity, and empowerment. The program involv...
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...
Stories in Motion: Community Celebration Gatherings: Alabama Dance Council
The community gathering event needs to have a theme or purpose that shapes the community gathering content. In Alabama, we are celebrating different cultural perspectives and genres in dance using ...
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...
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...
Hair & Other Stories - Audience Engaged Version: Urban Bush Women
UBW conducted pre-engagement site visits with presenters and held meetings with local artists and community organizations weeks before the performance. For the Audience Engaged version of H&OS at t...
African Roots of Hip Hop: Destiny Arts Center
We selected "after;" however, African Roots of Hip Hop is a multi-stage engagement process that started a few weeks prior to the mainstage performance and ended with post-performance workshops with...
Every Body Move (EBM): CABD INC
Built on our belief that social dance works as a powerful tool for social change, EBM brings the artistic rigor of Camille A. Brown & Dancers’ beyond the stage and into communities. EBM works to cu...
Cultural Scripts Round 2: Heritage Works
Cultural Scripts, a Heritage Works’ project of dance and dialogue, engages the people of metro Detroit in the exploration of cultural traditions, normalcy, identity, and empowerment via cultural tr...
Sabor Sessions: CONTRA TIEMPO
For Sabor Sessions: Two teaching artists introduce themselves and engage participants in a series of call-and-response warm up games. Then the teaching artists begin introducing the history and bas...
Peer Audience Ambassadors Program: TU Dance
TU Dance used this grant opportunity to empower youth to orient the adults in their lives to dance culture. It supported a series of events including; bringing youth to a cultural awareness traini...
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