Elm City Dance Collective invites you to a viewing of our community performance project, People in Motion, on June 5th, 2pm, Trinity Lutheran Church.
New Haven, CT - Elm City Dance Collective (ECDC) presents People in Motion, an Afternoon Showing of Dance, performed by ECDC and Friends. The showing will consist of three performances: “People in Motion”, performed by members of the New Haven and surrounding areas community; “If You Knew You Then” (in process), performed by ECDC; and “borderland” performed by Chloe Carlson. People in Motion will take place on Sunday, June 5th at 2pm, Trinity Lutheran Church | 292 Orange Street, New Haven. The showing is FREE and open to the public.
Over the last few months, ECDC has been working with community members from New Haven and surrounding areas on a performance project called People in Motion. Through a series of dance improvisation classes and a weekend-long workshop, ECDC’s People in Motion, community of non-dancers and dancers alike, focused on the process of creating a dance, as a community, in the moment. People in Motion engaged their creative sides through physical explorations and collaborative movement play. The community worked on building confidence and trust in themselves and each other; and cultivated a collective awareness with the intention of composing a dance in the moment. The guidelines and movement structures used to inform this project came directly from the process of “If You Knew You Then”, ECDC’s latest evening-length work (in process). “If You Knew You Then” will premiere in 2017.
People in Motion (the community performance project) is generously supported by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven through a community engagement grant. ECDC demonstrates the importance of having contemporary dance be more accessible in New Haven by offering experiences like People in Motion. We believe appreciating the art can come from welcoming others to participate in the act of making. Come out and support ECDC and Friends! We hope to see you there.