"MOVEMENT AWARE OF ITSELF, PRACTICED WITH INTENT”-- This is Celeste Miller’s definition of dance. It is a definition big enough to include all people, no matter what they look like or their prior training in dance.
This is the inspiration behind an exciting collaborative dance making experience January 21-29, 2011, between Balance Dance Company and Open Arms Dance Project (a company of committed dancers with disabilities both intellectual and physical.) Celeste Miller will be traveling to Boise from Atlanta, GA to facilitate the project.
We will rehearse together to create a dance that will culminate in a public performance of the piece. The dancers families are invited to share in an intimate showing of the work followed by a reception on Saturday, January 29th. The piece will also be performed as a part of the March Balance Dance Company Spring Concert at Boise Contemporary Theater. These dancers with and without disabilities, working together as peers, offers both companies deep artistic fulfillment, enriched individual perspectives and a strengthened community.
Balance’s youth dancers have the opportunity to serve the greater population and develop strong skills as leaders in our community. This collaboration will serve not only the 21 Balance dancers and 10 OADP dancers, but their families, friends, teachers, co-workers, and the 600-plus audience members of Balance’s spring concert.
The funds raised on Kickstarter will be used to pay artists' fees, travel and accommodations for Ms. Miller and video and photo documentation of the process.
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