The Community Project 2018
as a part of the Baltimore Dance Invitational

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The Collective, Baltimore's hub for dancers and choreographers, host The Community Project 2018 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 five 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 facilitated by Caitlin McAfee, Choreographer/Dancer with The Collective and Artistic Director of BlueShift Dance.  Caitlin will work collaboratively with the dancers to build a piece and bring together a sense of community through the crafting of solos, duets, and small groups.    

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.

Rehearsals for The Community Project 2018 will be held on Sundays from 3:00-5:00pm at The Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore. Rehearsals will be held on the following days: January 7, January 14, January 28, February 4, and February 11. There will be a final rehearsal before the performance on February 15th from 5:00-6:00pm.  Participants must make every effort to attend all rehearsals. 

The final performance for The Community Project 2018 will take place on Thursday, February 15th 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 2018, please plan on attending the first rehearsal and meeting the directors of The Collective on Sunday, January 7th at The Bryn Mawr School – Main Dance Studio from 3-5pm.  Participants must be available for ALL rehearsals on January 7, 14, 28, February 4, and 11 and the culminating performance on February 15th. Participants must reserve a spot in The Community Project 2018 by registering prior to January 7th.

For questions, please contact The Collective by calling 443.850.7224 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The address for the The Bryn Mawr School is as follows: 109 West Melrose Ave, Baltimore, 21210.

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to participate?

Participants must be at least 16 years old to participate or at least 13 years old to participate if accompanied by a responsible adult.

Can you provide detailed directions to The Bryn Mawr School -- Main Dance Studio?

Sure, detailed directions are available by clicking here

 

Click here to see The Community Project 2011 performance.

Click here to see The Community Project 2009.

History of The Community Project: The Community Project 2011 was a creative representation of a "group mentality" using animalistic movements with choreography by Cait McAfee in Herd. In 2010, The Community Project fit within the concert theme of modern art with the dancers creating movement phrases and painting the stage with movement. The performance was on March 20, 2010 with choreography by Martha Reyner. On March 14, 2009, Jessica Fultz's choreography was showcased in the 3rd annual Community Project with innovative costuming and movement based on recycled themes and the desire to "Go Green!" The 3rd annual Community Project welcomed over 20 dancers to the stage, and these dancers have stayed in contact even after the performance event. On April 5, 2008, The Collective premiered the second annual Community Project at the Baltimore Museum of Art choreographed by Sonia Synkowski. The theme for 2008: "Moving and Transitioning Through an Urban Environment." More than 20 participants performed in this project. The Collective is proud to continue the success begun in March 2007 when over 20 dancers of all levels from the Baltimore area joined together to perform a piece choreographed by Jennifer Ousse-Seye with the theme of "Waterfalls".

The Collective is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

For more information, please contact us at 443.850.7224 or
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