U.S. Residencies

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EQUINIMITY PROJECT,  Tucson, AZ

  **New Workshop series begins Oct. 2020**

Oct. 2018 – Present

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A unique opportunity to connect with horses in a gentle, natural and wonderfully fun way through unmmounted group dance improvisation.  We began developing this collaboration with STEP – Spirit Therapeutic Equestrian Program in Fall 2018 and a pilot Equinimity Workshop Series was successfully completed in April 2019.  Our next workshop series will resume in October 2020.    (Photo credit: L.H. Medcoff)

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GREGORY SCHOOLTucson, AZ

Residencies paused due to Covid-19.  Development to continue in 2021.

Lectures/Demonstrations for middle and high school students on the theme of inclusion.

November 8, 2019:  Lecture/Demonstration of Life’s Journey by Julian Dombrowski.  Choreography session on Spoken Words and Movement.

October 30, 2019:  Lecture/Demonstration of Come Sit With Me, including a choreography session with students to create their own unique version that speaks to the themes of friendship, inclusion and meeting new people.

October 25, 2019:  Lecture/Demonstration of LOOK!, including a choreography session with students to create their own version of LOOK! that speaks to the theme of how we look at others who are different.

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HACIENDA AT THE CANYON, Tucson, AZ  

October, 2019 – Present

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In Motion and Joyful Movement classes for members in the Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities.  As our response to Covid-19, we implemented In Motion On Line classes through ZOOM in May 2020.  In October 2020, we added Joyful Movement Class Thru Glass classes of members in The Gardens Memory Care Community.

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HANDMAKER CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, Tucson, AZ

May – Present.  

Classes paused due to Covid-19.  To resume in 2021.

Creative Group Dance classes to encourage fun and natural connections we make with each other while dancing together!  (Photo credit: N. Levy)

This project made possible with funding from Arts for All Inc.

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INTEGRATIVE TOUCH FOR KIDS (“ITK”), Tucson, AZ

Workshops paused due to Covid-19.  To resume in 2021.

May 2019

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ITK is a non-profit organization that supports families whose children have any type of special health or medical need, including but not limited to children with cancers, genetic conditions, autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic stress, and other serious health issuesWe provided a Creative Group Dance session at ITK’s Spring 2019 Health Circle.  (Photo credit: ITK)

This project made possible in part with funding from Mettler Studios, Inc.

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Intuition Wellness / TKD Wellness, Tucson, AZ

Classes paused due to Covid-19.  To resume 2021.

January – March, 2020.  

In Motion Creative Group Dance classes for children and adults.

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OUTREACH AUSTIN with ART SPARK TEXAS and BODY SHIFT, Austin, TX.

September 2020

2 Elements workshops through ZOOM for participants of all abilities on the theme of “Organic Form.”

September 2019

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A weekend intensive introducing Mettler-based creative dance to Body Shift instructors and students.  Open to all ages, abilities and experiences.

This project made possible in part with funding from Mettler Studios, Inc.

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PIO DECIMO CENTER, Tucson, AZ

January 2019 – Present.  

Classes paused due to Covid-19.  To resume in 2021

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Pio Decimo Center offers support services to low-income families in the forms of childcare, daycare, after school programs, social services counselling, transitional housing counseling and more.  We facilitate a weekly Creative Group Dance Residency for children ages 6 – 10 in the after school program.  (Photo credit: M. Zerler)

This project made possible in pat with funding from Arizona Commission on the Arts, Long Realty Cares Foundation and Mettler Studios, Inc.

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SATORI SCHOOL, Tucson, AZ

Residencies paused due to Covid-19.  Development to resume in 2021.

May 2019

Company dancers facilitated a Sound and Movement with Beads workshop.  Students created their own wearable, beaded bracelets and explored the unity of bead sounds and movement in group dance improvisation.

April 2019

1-day Lecture/Demonstration for Grades 2, 3, 4 and 5 on the theme of inclusion and dance.  Repertory Company members showed a video of “COME SIT WITH ME,” a multi-generational/diverse abilities piece that was shared at various venues in Tucson, including the Tucson Mall in January.  We followed the viewing with an improvisational movement session where students created their own “GREETING DANCE,” which they enthusiastically shared with Company Dancer, Julian Dombrowski, through video conferencing.  We concluded the workshop with a thoughtful Q&A session with Julian on the theme of diverse abilities and dance. (Photo credit: S. Geoffrion)

November 2018

2-day workshop with middle school students that included the sharing of signature pieces “LOOK!” and “OUT OF LINE.”  Students worked with Repertory Company members to adapt both pieces to speak to students’ own life experiences.  Satori School’s Art Education teacher will continue to develop the pieces for presentation at a school concert scheduled in January 2019.  (Photo credit: M. Thayer)

April 2018

Workshop at Satori School for the 8th graders that included a sharing of “LOOK!”, followed by a Q&A discussion session and a movement workshop. Students developed their own “LOOK!” statements with accompanying movement.  Company members then helped students work together to create their own “LOOK!” choreography.

LOOK! was created to ask why we look at others who are different and in turn, how we feel when others look at us.  This theme resonates strongly in our lives as we all deal with issues surrounding conformity and being different.  Through this short residency, we hoped to have initiated a dialogue towards understanding, acceptance and respect for all of the wonderful diversity that surrounds us every day.  (Photo credit: M. Giffords)

This project made possible in part with funding by The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona’s stART Cultural Development Grant and Mettler Studios, Inc.

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SISTER JOSE WOMEN’S CENTER, Tucson, AZ

September 2017 – Present. 

Classes paused due to Covid-19.  To resume in 2021.

20171004_111914Sister Jose Women’s Center is a Tucson-based non-profit organization with the mission to care and nurture homeless women in a welcoming and safe environment. Dancesequences began a partnership with the Center  to encourage individual and group movement expressions through an on-site  residency consisting of weekly 1-hour Joyful Movement classes. Effective November 2017, Joyful Movement was integrated into the Center’s CREATE program that seeks to empower women by encouraging self-discovery and expression through creativity.  (Photo credit: P. Buckley)

This project made possible in part with funding from Arizona Commission on the Arts, Long Realty Cares Foundation, Mettler Studios, Inc. and Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona’s Harriet Silverman Small Grant Fund.

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SPLENDIDO AT RANCHO VISTOSO, Tucson, AZ  

Sept. 2019 – Present

Creative Group Dance classes for residents in the Madera Memory Care and Sonora Assisted Living communities.  Zoom classes begin September 2020.

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STRAUSS MANOR ON PANTANO, Tucson, AZ   

Classes paused due to Covid-19.  To be developed in 2021.

Monthly Creative Group Dance classes for residents.

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TOUCHING SPACES, Tucson, AZ

Events paused due to Covid-19.  To resume in 2021.

Monthly site-based Creative Group Dance events to encourage the public to explore new perspectives for seeing and interacting with natural spaces in the world around us.  Free to the public for all ages and abilities.  (Photo credit: B. Griffin; L. Hubble; K. Koo)

  • February 16, 2020: Fort Lowell Park
  • October 20, 2019:  Gene C. Reid Park
  • April, 28, 2019: Women’s Plaza of Honor, University of Arizona campus
  • March 24, 2019: Gene C. Reid Park
  • February 17, 2019: Rio Vista Resources Natural Park
  • January 20, 2019: Morris K. Udall Park
  • November 18, 2018: Gene C. Reid Park
  • October 28, 2018: Fort Lowell Park
  • April 22, 2018: Agua Caliente Park
  • February 18, 2018:  Tierra del Sol Park

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TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART, Tucson, AZ

  • June 2018: Introductory Creative Group Dance classes at the Summer Arts Camp.
  • Sunday, May 13, 2018: Mother’s Day.  Community Dance workshop for the general public.  (Photo credit: M. Woodward)

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UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, HONORS COLLEGE, Tucson, AZ

We are developing collaborative programs with the Health and Human Values Minor and the Applied Intercultural Arts Research Graduate Interdisciplinary Program with a focus on dance and diverse abilities.

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BOOK PROJECTS, Tucson, AZ.  Ongoing 

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“WHERE CAN WE DANCE?” ~ A children’s photo book about all the places where we can dance.

 

 

Cover Page“WE ALL DANCE”  ~ A children’s illustration book about diversity, inclusion and dance.  Illustration concepts of the poem “We All Dance” by Karenne Koo are designed by company member, Michelle Buscemi.  Ana Martinez, a high school student from The Gregory School is the lead illustrator bringing Ms. Buscemi’s concepts onto paper.  To be released as an e-book.

Moving Words eBook

 

“MOVING WORDS” ~ A collection of poems written by Dancesequences Repertory Company members and friends.  To be released as an e-book.

 

 

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ZOOM DANCE,  Tucson, AZ

May- June 2020 

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In Motion On-Line classes to keep us connected and dancing during COVID-19.  Exploring Creative Group Dance in the virtual world.