Dance for World Community Festival
June 13 - June 15, 2014
An indoor/outdoor celebration of dance in all forms and its power to strengthen communities, featuring performances, classes, film, conversation, and advocacy. Schedule of events includes:
7:00-9:00 PM Talk About Dance: Guest panelists join community members in discussions about expanding and repositioning the role of dance.
11:00 AM-6:00 PM Performance Festival: Indoor/outdoor performances in the Sanctuary Theatre and on four tented stages
“Advocacy Way” booths featuring advocacy and service agencies working on causes including the environment, human rights, healthcare, education, and more
Local food trucks on-site and souvenirs available for purchase
12:00-5:00 PM Dance Discovery: Free, intro-level classes for all ages in diverse dance forms taught by local professionals
7:30-11:00 PM Dance Party: A Celebration to Benefit Dance for World Community: Social dancing with other Festival participants and community members, featuring music and performances - Separate ticket purchase required (supports DWC programs)
12:00-6:00 PM Dance on Film Festival: Feature-length and short films by international, national, and local filmmakers
Dance for World Community is a project presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre that harnesses the vastly underutilized power of dance to improve the social and environmental health of our communities locally and beyond. Dance for World Community builds local and global networks and creates enduring partnerships across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. It invites, engages, and empowers everyone to participate in collaborative action and celebration for the well-being of children, their families, and their communities.