The Collective, Baltimore's hub for dancers and choreographers, hosts The Community Project 2019 as an open-call, community-based workshop where participants engage in an creative process led by a professional choreographer from The Collective to prepare for a public performance. Participants of all dance backgrounds and experience levels are encouraged to participate. The project will consist of three rehearsals/workshops in order to learn and develop movement for the final performance as a part of Baltimore Dance Invitational at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts.
This year's Community Project will be offered in two locations: The Bryn Mawr School (Northern Baltimore City) and the Rosenbloom Jewish Community Center (Owings Mills). The projects will be co-facilitated by Sonia Synkowski, Co-Director of The Collective and Lynne Price, Choreographer/Dancer with The Collective. Lynne and Sonia will work collaboratively with the dancers to build a piece and embrace community practices through the crafting of movement material with and for the participants. Lynne will be the choreographer at the Bryn Mawr School location and work primarily through dance theater and post-modern dance lenses; Sonia will be the choreographer at the Owings Mills JCC location and work primarily utilizing the modern dance and post-modern dance tradition.
The Community Project is open to all experience levels and movers of all styles. Participants must be at least 16 years old to participate or at least 13 years old to participate if accompanied by a responsible adult. We encourage accompanying adults to participant with their student/child/young participant.
Rehearsals for The Community Project 2019 will be held on Sundays from 3:00-6:00pm. Rehearsals will be held on the following days: January 20, January 27, and February 3. There will be a final rehearsal before the performance on February 6th from 5-6pm. Participants must make every effort to attend all rehearsals.
The performance for The Community Project 2019 will take place on Wednesday, February 6th at 7:30pm at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts. Participants should plan to arrive by 5:00pm on that day to prepare for the performance.
PLEASE JOIN US:
To participate in The Community Project 2019, please plan on attending the first rehearsal and meeting the choreographer on Sunday, January 20th at your location of choice: The Bryn Mawr School – North Building Dance Studio or the Owings Mills Jewish Community Center. The rehearsal will run from 3-6pm. Participants must be available for ALL rehearsals on January, 20, 27, and February 3 and the culminating performance on February 6th.
Participants must reserve a spot in The Community Project 2019 by registering prior to January 19th.
For questions, please contact The Collective by calling 443.850.7224 or emailing [email protected].
The address for the The Bryn Mawr School is as follows: 109 West Melrose Ave, Baltimore, 21210. The address for the Owings Mills Jewish Community Center is as follows: 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills, MD 21117.