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DANCE WITH US TRAILER GOES LIVE!

Dance With Us: An Educational Digital Platform Launches!
With Premieres of a Series of New Dance Films

June 25-27, 2021 at 7pm ET

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Years in the making, we are most excited to announce the presentation of Dance With Us, an educational digital platform centered around the premiere of a series of new dance films. The resource launches from June 25-27, 2021 at 7pm ET (same program repeated on three successive evenings) with the premieres of the films and the reveal of the platform, a website whose URL will go live at this moment.

Opening Night will be hosted by emcees Daniel and guest Dante Puleio, Artistic Director of the celebrated Limón Dance Company. The kickoff events include an exclusive guided tour of the website, a screening of several short films, the World Premieres of Willow and Dollhouse, and previews of six new dance films that will launch monthly through the end of 2021. The events are free with advance registration. Donations are accepted via the Company’s PayPal Giving Fund, where 100% of contributions go to the nonprofit. Mixing discussions, dancing, and conversations, the interactive premiere promises to be highly accessible, entertaining and educational.

This multi-faceted project explains ways to view and speak about dance. Utilizing performance and studio footage, the resource demystifies concert dance by teaching fundamental concepts of the art form. This digital resource will be distributed widely and freely, contributing to the Open Educational Resources movement (OER), a commitment to equity, inclusion, and accessibility. The resource will be available to anyone regardless of geographic location. Multiple partnerships will ensure the impact on students, professionals, and the general viewership. The Company will also provide the resource to channels, institutions, libraries, public and private schools (K-12, Higher Education), and culturally based organizations.

Schedule of Events

6:45pm: House Opens with Pre-Show Slideshow of 200 Company Photographs

7:00-8:00pm: Program: Film Premieres and Special Guests

8:00-8:30pm: After Party: Dance With Us!

8:30-9:00pm: Cool Down and Discussion

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DANCE WITH US LAUNCH DATES

 

The Company’s years-long Dance With Us project seeks to bridge the divide separating dance from mainstream culture, underscoring the primacy, purpose, and possibility of contemporary dance in contemporary life. Combining the instructional with the performative, the platform introduces ways to view, speak about, and participate in dance with comfort. The platform seeks to demystify contemporary dance. Save the dates for our live June launch, featuring the premiere of a slew of new dance films from the Company and a guided tour of the new platform. Details coming soon!

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