Alvin Ailey, Andy Jacobs, Anna Pavlovna Pavlova, Archibald Edwards, Clayton Raithel, Debbie Allen, Etta James, Eve Agush, George Balanchine, Gwen Verdon, Heather Pagella Gant, Jonathan Lee, José Limón, Kelsey Griffith, Kristin Sudeikis, Leonard Reed, Lester Horton, Lynn Schwab, Maria Tallchief, Megan Bartula, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Penelope Wendtlandt, Risher Reddick, Sabrina Schwartz, Sarah Style, Shannon Sullivan, Shelley Neill, Taye Diggs, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Samantha Mullen!
We are incredibly excited to kick off our #geochoreography adventure! It all started when the Connecting Point Dance Company, one of the youth companies from Impulse Dance Center in Natick where Karen and Nicole work, took a trip to NYC in April. Karen and Nicole put together "travel adventure" books for them filled with challenges, projects and ideas to keep them busy while on the road and once they got to New York, got them looking at the city in a new and creative way. When they returned with their findings the rest of the Rep Modern class wanted to participate, too. So, two more books were born. One for the pair of students traveling overseas over April break and one for the gang staying in Natick. The more books we made the more we realized that this could be a great way to get EVERYONE looking at the world like a giant arts residency!
For our first month we are partnering with the Clary and Cimermanis Little Library and their Get Caught Reading Month campaign! All of our #geochoreography prompts (posted to our social media each Friday) are book related. We also challenge you to take a photo or video of you reading! (Bonus points if you are dancing while reading!)
Just in case you aren't on social media, you can find all of May's prompts here! Post your responses in the comments or on any social media using #geochoreography! We will feature as many responses as we can!
Thanks in advance for being part of this exciting adventure!