Dance Initiative

  • Spirit & Strength FREE kids creative movement class

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    Spirit and Strength is a sensory and embodied approach to creative movement and dance for ages 10+.
    We will work to increase coordination, strength, flexibility, imagination, and important body connections that support a regular dance practice or just the ability to feel more at home and free in your…

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    Bright Moves FREE Community Dance Class

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    “Bright Moves” is a sensory and embodied-anatomy approach to dance and creative movement.
    Open up movement possibilities, expand your range of motion and gain flexibility and strength while sharpening your imagination and senses while having fun!
    Structure is a guided class led by Lilly Bright, dancer, choreographer trained…

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - March 24, 2022

    Climate talk

    The expansion of “climate” discussions  from reducing greenhouse gas emissions to “resilience” and “mitigation” and “adaptation” and “justice” and “equity” and other issues is healthy but can distract from greenhouse gasses. Emissions reductions from us and our energy providers are required as soon as possible to maintain… read more →

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    New York dance group inspires local collaboration

    As part of its residency program, Dance Initiative will host New York based performance company NVA & Guests from Jan. 29 to Feb. 7. The residency will culminate with a performance at The Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW) on Feb. 5. This collaboration is one of the first to come… read more →

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    Uniting the nation with dance

    What does it mean to belong — to a community, to a place, to our own bodies?

    Artist Helanius J. Wilkins and collaborator A. Ryder Turner are embarking on a massive project, spanning all 50 states and Washington, D.C., to hold that question like a mirror on the disparate states… read more →

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    Kizuna Dance residency becomes a reality

    Last week, Carbondale’s Dance Initiative hosted Kizuna Dance through their artist-in-residence program. Collaboration between Carbondale Arts and Dance Initiative supported this residency and the performance of “Fallen Words”, which went swimmingly.

    Dance Initiative is a collaborative organization that provides educational opportunities, artist residency programs, and communityread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Collaborate and dance

    In Carbondale, as of late, there’s been a trend of dancing in the street — well, at least outdoors — with the recent production of SHOES outside SAW studios and, coming up on July 17, a New York dance company called Konverjdans will perform outside The Contemporary inread more →

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    The ARTery by VOICES feat. CoMotion and Eric Baumheier

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    Come check out the ARTery at TACAW’s Wednesday Night Live! CoMotion and Eric Baumheier present: “Sound of our Bodies” – solos, small ensembles & dance/percussion improvisation scores on grief, courage, & release.…

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    Clases de danza en español con Dance Initiative/Spanish Language Dance Classes with Dance Initiative

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    Clases de danza en español con Dance Initiative

    Dance Initiative ofrece una serie de clases de danza en español para niños los sábados por la mañana durante el mes de junio, en el césped situado en la parte trasera de la biblioteca de Carbondale.

    Todas las medidas de seguridad en…

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    Clases de danza en español con Dance Initiative/Spanish Language Dance Classes with Dance Initiative

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    Clases de danza en español con Dance Initiative

    Dance Initiative ofrece una serie de clases de danza en español para niños los sábados por la mañana durante el mes de junio, en el césped situado en la parte trasera de la biblioteca de Carbondale.

    Todas las medidas de seguridad en…