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Dance Exchange Winter Institute
January 7 @ 4:30 pm - January 9 @ 5:00 pm
One event on May 22, 2022 at 4:30 pm
Experience the power and potential of intergenerational artmaking during Dance Exchange’s hybrid in-studio and online 2022 Organizing with Artists for Change (OAC) Winter Institute.
January 7-9, 2022 with in-studio and online options
Join movers, makers, artists, and leaders from communities near and far to explore tools and practices for collaborating and creating across generations. This Institute explores intergenerational collaboration through Dance Exchange’s creative tools and practices and introduces participants to artists and collaborators connected to our ongoing project, Of Equal Place: Isotopes in Motion.
As part of our Organizing with Artists for Change Initiative (OAC), Dance Exchange Institutes embrace process and performance, dialogue and dancemaking, and the role of artists as changemakers. The 2022 OAC Winter Institute will include movement classes and workshops that delve into creative tools and practices from Dance Exchange as well as our peers and collaborators. Facilitation of the 2022 OAC Winter Institute will rotate each day to include a range of voices and perspectives including Dance Exchange staff and partnering artists.
This Winter Institute offers two tracks:
— In-studio at our Community and Creative Hub in Takoma Park
— Online from your home or studio space
Shula Strassfeld Memorial Scholarship
Each year, we award a scholarship to a Winter Institute participant in honor of Shula, a longtime DX company member, loving mother, devoted friend, and always an advocate that everyone dance as much as possible. This full-tuition scholarship, generously funded by Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario, is awarded to a participant who mirrors Shula’s dedication to creative aging and/or who shares a connection to her Jewish identity, which played a significant role in her creative practice. Register for Winter Institute by Dec. 15 to be considered for the scholarship.