The Dance of Communitas: Developing Community through Dance
dance, community, community dance, flash-mob, social dance, communitas, dance careers
M. Linda Graham
The expressive power and social importance of dance when experienced as a spontaneous, broadly inclusive activity, has the power to strengthen communities. This summer project will involve conducting an internet survey of GLCA dance programs to inventory current community dance activity and ascertain interest in future developments, plus working with known professionals in the field. Information from this research will be used to develop a training program that prepares young artists with the understanding and tools to incorporate local trained and untrained dancers in creating dance-works within a community setting.