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Project - Dancer MeetUp 2017

[insert dance here] - parking lot

Dancers : Isa, Maggie, Morgan, Olivia

"What Is It?"
Perhaps, by now there is some intrigue around what Dancers Awareness Project actually "is". The best way to explain it in mho is, whatever it feels it needs to be. Side tab, why do we feel we always need to know? One can completely enjoy an experience without all of the certainty. In fact and I imagine, some of the unknown is actually what makes some things thrilling. We are here for the community, the world and for you. A dear friend recently described DAP as "avant garde." I was super flattered.
My goal is to connect dancers of all kinds to one another through positive and inviting experiences. To lift each other up. To inspire creative thinking. To produce meaningful content. To cycle good in the direction of someone or something else. To be aware and conscious of one another. And to create community. To give DAP.
Thank you to the four dancers for being so generous and open to sharing with each other. 

Location.  Parking Lot on Clark St.

Location.  Parking Lot on Clark St.

Footage above is from our 2nd Annual Dancer MeetUp. An open invitation for dancers to come hang out, do something different, and share their artistry.

This project is a part of our series [Insert Dance Here] - putting dance in unexpected spaces such as this parking lot. 

Video by Ashley Rockwood. Music "Waking Up to the Sun" by Pictures of the Floating World.

[Insert Dance Here] - MPA in a hayfield



"Field Of Dreams."
As one gets older it seems you learn to appreciate the little things. You enjoy the ride, trust the process, breathe deeper. You look out the window. And I was, thankfully. Driving through the endless fields of Wisconsin I was overtaken with the beauty of this site. It was so bright and quiet and still. I had never seen anything like it. It felt like I was dreaming. Naturally I had to come back with a pack of dancers. And just like that we have the first [Insert Dance Here]. This series of captured stills and live performances places dance in unexpected spaces. The very first one features Midwest Performing Arts in a hayfield.

Location.  A hayfield in Waunakee, WI

Location.  A hayfield in Waunakee, WI

Studio owner Meghan McDermott is a Giordano Dance Chicago legend. a classic vision, blonde bombshell of a dancer best Known for her fierce 6 pack abs.  she was and still is such an inspiration to me. Midwest Performing Arts just celebrated its 5 year anniversary. and it comes to no surprise that the studio is just as Chic as she is. it feels like home and i am so Happy to be a part of the MPA family. it was an honor to shoot with them and i am stoked to have them on board as the first dancers participating in our new program - DAP connected.  Get connected to them and many others as we champion cyber unity through dance.  

DAP Involvement

DAP Connected studio