International Residencies

Vietnam and Indonesia:  July 2018

This 3-week creative dance residency included 1 week in Hanoi, 1 week at Dong Thap Province in Southern Vietnam and 1 week in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.   We collaborated with 13 different community organizations and taught 37 classes to 1,337 participants of diverse ages and abilities!

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Hanoi, Vietnam:

A 1-week creative dance residency with multiple organizations during our 1-week stay in Hanoi, dancing with staff from NGOs who assist and support girls/women rescued from trafficking and gender-based violence; with community partners in the dance therapy field; with adults with diverse abilities; and with the general community.  Our partners in Hanoi:

Hagar International Vietnam

Vietnam Dance/Movement Therapy

Will to Live Center

Heritage Space

Mekong Delta, Vietnam:

A 1-week creative dance residency for 700 middle and high school girls participating in Pacific Links Foundations‘ SUMMER CAMP program.  “SUMMER CAMP is an annual activity of the Academic Scholarships Program.  Over four days, scholarship recipients come together from the remote and impoverished areas of the Mekong Delta bordering Cambodia to build confidence, compassion and vital connections that will safeguard them from the dangers of human trafficking.  At its core, Summer Camp is a youth development endeavor. The camp’s goal is to provide a space for students to make new friends, learn about different career and training opportunities, and to work on personal growth through the guiding values  of GRACES (Gratitude, Respect, Accountability, Courage, Engagement, and Safety).”

Yogyakarta, Indonesia:

A 1-week creative dance residency with multiple organizations, including the Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta, SMKI High School of Performing Arts, Nalitari, LGBTQ Support Group, Helikopter Community and many more.

Photo Credits:  Dancesequences Inc.; Willow Paule Photography

This project was made possible in part by Mettler Studios, Inc. and Ong Family Foundation.