Tap dance is a novel way to share human experiences. It is in the sharing that inspiration, growth, comfort, rejuvenation, and all the good things of life can come about. One of my favorite ways of sharing is to come into a community and stay for a while. Residencies allow for deeper connections, a multifaceted experience, and a broader impact. Check out some ideas below of how a residency might be structured for your community. Most residencies last between 2-6 days, but I’d love to stay longer!
Educational Institutions – On Your Campus
Andrew has been in residency at multiple educational institutions including City College, CUNY Long Island City, and Wheaton College. Each residency was uniquely structured to serve the particular needs of the campus and specific project. Below is a list of sample events that may be combined while Andrew is in residence:
- Develop and Premiere New Works
- Open Rehearsals
- Tap Dance Workshops
- Keynote Talks in Full Campus/Department Sessions
- Topic Specific Talks in Small Group Sessions
- Special Guest in Ongoing Classes
In Your Community
By partnering with local organizations Andrew can bring a vibrant program of events to your community. Past community-based residencies have been facilitated by the Civil Innovation Lab (Dominican Republic), Surel’s Place (Boise, ID), and the Sullivan Dance Center and Southeast Psych (Charlotte, NC). Below is a list of possible partner organizations:
- Community-based Theaters
- Community Centers and Organizations
- Innovation Labs
- Schools (K-12)
- Dance Schools
And possible programs:
- Public performances
- Public talks
- Organization-specific presentations
- Meet the Artist Sessions
- Collaborations with local musicians and artists
- Tap Dance Workshops and Original Choreography for local Dance Schools
- Faith-based presentations for Christian organizations
Want to book Andrew?
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