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"I'm not so interested in how they move as in what moves them."

~ Pina Bausch

“Dance is the fist with which I fight the sickening ignorance of prejudice."

~ Pearl Primus

"Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out"

~ Katherine Dunham

"The dancer's body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul."

~ Isadora Duncan

"Our arms start from the back because they were once wings."

~ Martha Graham

"I don't feel that I'm there just dancing for myself, you know? I'm dancing for the audience."

~ Carmen de Lavallade

"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home."

~ Twyla Tharp

Meet the Choreographers

Hope B.
Byers

I aim to tell the hard, uncomfortable truth about lynching...

Donna L. Jacobs

The piece I am working on strives to remind people of our common humanity" 

Kakuti Davis
Lin

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Coming Soon

Elizabeth
Quinones

"My father's Puerto Rican heritage played a significant role in my desire to create Transient...

Jennifer
Seye

God must have known to make children cute or the human race might be extinct.

Nicole Tucker Smith

This dance is a search for acceptance, healing, and peace

Misty Borst 
Yackshaw

When I think of refuge, I think of stepping out of the chaos and taking a break...