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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 3: SpeakEasy
SpeakEasys are informal gatherings after our Saturday-night dance performances where audience members can discuss a performance together in a non-intimidating bar setting.The interactive conversati...
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...
Walker Recipe 10: A Think & A Drink
A Think & A Drink is a social gathering for a self-selected group of Walker members after gallery hours that involves a guided exhibition tour pre-performance. Most often these events link exhibiti...
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 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...
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...
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, ...
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...
CONGREGATED CHATS: Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre
CONGREGATED CHATS are organized remote audience events, or ‘engaged viewing parties,’ where participating individuals experience the Q&A during the live stream of a performance. The simultaneity of...
“Seeing Dance, Talking Dance”: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
In 2013 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival launched “Seeing Dance, Talking Dance”, a multiple touch point initiative designed to stimulate and support meaningful peer-to-peer conversations among audienc...
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...
Written in Water: Ragamala Dance Company
Ragamala presented a series of engagement activities leading up to our work, Written in Water. At each activity, attendees played the 2nd century Indian board game of Paramapadam, a central inspira...
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 ...
RACE: Talc & Ash Tailgate Party: Holly Bass|360
The RACE: Talc & Ash Tailgate party is modeled after traditional tailgate parties before sporting events, with the dance performance serving as the sporting event. The Tailgate Party is organized o...
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...
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