IDEAS IN MOTION

​Ideas in Motion​ is ​a joint initiative ​supported by NCCAkron, The University of Akron, The University of Akron Foundation, and the Mary Schiller Myers Lecture Series in the Arts. This three-pronged initiative​ is meant to challenge students to be versatile and open, while also firmly rooting them in the present dance field.

 

COMMUNITY COMMISSIONING RESIDENCY (FALL)

The annual fall phase of Ideas in Motion, the Community Commissioning Residency continues the work of engaging students and the greater community with a contemporary leading dance artist. The first annual Community Commissioning Residency Artist is Cara Hagan (Boone, NC), pictured here. 

21ST CENTURY DANCE PRACTICES

The annual spring phase of Ideas in Motion, 21st Century Dance Practices is a capsule series representative of genres, geographies, cultural and/or social contexts outside the traditional binary of modern and ballet in a conservatory setting.

SPRING 2021 ARTISTS

Abby Zbikowski (Urbana, IL)

Amy Miller (New York, NY)

Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer (New York, NY)

Bebe Miller (Columbus, OH) 

Jesse Factor (Pittsburgh, PA)

Helen Simoneau (Winston-Salem, NC)

New Dialect (Nashville, TN)

Paula Mann (Minneapolis, MN–Saint Paul, WI)  

 

FALL 2020 ARTISTS

Brian Brooks  (New York, NY)

Guillaume Gabriel (France) 

James Graham (San Francisco, CA) 

Mustapha Braimah  (Ghana / Asheville, NC) 

Nicole Klaymoon (San Francisco, CA) 

Paloma McGregor (Brooklyn, NY) 

Raja Feather Kelly (Brooklyn, NY) 

Samantha Speis (New York, NY)

Taja Will (Minneapolis, MN)

 
 

INSIDE THE DANCER'S STUDIO

An ongoing free and open to the public series of interviews with 21st Century Dance Practices artists. This series of lunchtime talks explores creativity, the craft of choreography, and navigating an artistic career.

Join NCCAkron this spring for Inside the Dancer’s Studio, a live conversation series with choreographers from around the country!

 

These free lunchtime talks explore creativity, the craft of choreography, and navigating an artistic career. All talks will take place virtually on Fridays at 12:30 PM ET starting on February 5th. 

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Photo credits: 21st Century Dance Practices and ITDS: Dale Dong