Welcome to Artichoke Dance
Coming Up
Global Water Dances on the Gowanus Canal
We’re teaming up once again with Global Water Dances to bring awareness to local and global water issues. The Gowanus Canal, located 5 blocks from Artichoke Dance, is a designated Super Fund site. This community project involves local schools, arts and community organizations working together to educate and move in solidarity for the community and environment. In addition to dancing and drumming, we’ll be upcycling thousands of plastic bags into costumes and puppets. Workshops begin in May. Get involved leading up these events.
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Recent Events
January 7,2016: Association of Performing Arts Professionals: Our director Lynn Neuman spoke on a panel at this national conference about Engaging the Public through performances in alternative spaces.
October 18-20, 2016: SUNY Fredonia
Workshops in creative process, improvisation, composition and collaboration for dance and theater students, and a presentation on the process methodologies, impact and future trajectories of TOSS.
May 9-June 3, 2016: Residency at The Ucross Foundation
Situated in the plains of Wyoming, for 4 weeks we dove into TOSS, creating new songs and scenes. A plastic bag drive in the local community enabled the creation of costumes.
April 30, 2016: Creative Technology Conference
You, me, we are interconnected. Where do we go from here? Technology can be a driver, connecting us with nature. Check out our first experience with cutting edge technology
April 22-24, 2016: 20th Anniversary season
Performances at Manhattan Movement and Arts Cetner included the premiere of Return/Repeat and redesign of Overflow to incorporate a large scale set of upcycled plastic blister packs by Ian Trask, as well as the revival of Falling with Grace and POW!
February 29-March 3, 2016: North Carolina School of the Arts
Multidisciplinary workshops in the course Erosion engaged students in creative processes involving repurposing and the relevance of the arts in contemporary society and in socio-political movements. A public presentation of arts and environmental movements and the work ADC has done was also featured on campus.
January 15-17, 2016: Alvin Ailey Studio Theatre
Previews of TOSS and Return/Repeat at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference.
November 16-21, 2015: Residency at the Alberta College of Art and Design
We worked in the main thoroughfare of the college to publicly create sections of TOSS. Students and faculty worked with us side by side to create composite parts of the set from upcycled plastic bags, collected by the community.
November 7, 2015: Climate Change Theatre Action/ARTCOP 21
We hosted an evening of theater and dance that speaks to climate change as part of ARTCOP21, arts events leading up to COP21, the Paris Climate Change Summit.
October 6, 2015: 20th Anniversary Kick-Off
This celebration brought Artichoke alumni, audiences, supporters and collaborators together to celebrate 20 years of movement making in the arts.
August 22-29, 2105: Residency at The Chautauqua Institution
Our residency during Creating Livable Communities enabled us to interact with international authors, scientists, thinkers, and business leaders at the forefront of changing making. In addition we conducted interviews and discussions on consumerism and waste and began work in the studio for TOSS.
“musical, brave, and incline to gamble.”
The Village Voice