Moving Current in the Community...
Moving Current is dedicated to improving arts awareness in all ages and communities. Our small touring group, “Dancing Verbs, Adverbs and Similes” is currently presented to area public and private elementary schools with the help of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. Last year, over 2,600 students in area elementary schools attended where they learned about dance, choreography and improvisation. The performance is a look at dance from the inside. Children choose verbs, adverbs and similes out of a hat and the dancers then put the action words to movement and music. The words come alive right in front of their eyes!
Moving Current is also involved in community projects such as their annual work with the Forever Moving Dance Group, dancers and movers ages 40-80, of the Life Enrichment Center. This project is an annual event for Moving Current, Forever Moving, Blake High School for the Arts choreography students and magnet arts elementary students. This widely varied group of individuals come together in a series of workshops where they interrelate through art and dance created from their own words and movement. The culmination of this project is performed on the annual NewGrounds concert in May.
Moving Current has conducted company residencies and lecture demonstrations in many educational programs and offered classes in contemporary and aerial dance, Skinner Releasing, Kinetic Awareness, improvisation and more. For each concert, we also include a special student matinee, via the Hillsborough County Performing Arts Field Trip Guide, directed towards middle and high school ages. At the closing of each of these performances, Moving Current choreographers, dancers and guest artists participate in a talk back with the students.
Another project, entitled On the Spot is an improvisational based concert series performed in non-traditional venues such as museums, outdoor locations, schools and various other non-theater performance spaces. Moving Current has performed On the Spot in venues such as the Cuban Club, Studio at 620 and Hillsborough Community College dance studios.
The collective’s outreach efforts are furthered through ticket subsidies, sponsored in part by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. This program allows Moving Current to offer tickets at very low rate to organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club, Pyramid and others.
Finally, Moving Current annually presents NewGrounds an entire concert, dedicated to presenting emerging dance artists and their work. Since 2001, its success has grown at a tremendous pace. Please see the NewGrounds page for more information.
*For information on company residencies, in-school performances or workshops/master classes for ages K-12, college and professional level, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking: students (undergraduate or graduate) who appreciate collective-based thinking and are able to take direction as well as work independently, first class verbal and writing skills, and a passion for the advancement of dance on stage and in the community are a must.
Duration of internships vary and are established on an individual basis. Moving Current is flexible with schedules and will work to the best of their ability with individual study and work needs. We are looking for support in the following areas:
Operations: assist in the administration and management responsibilities of office operations
Fundraising: donor research, grant writing & preparation
Marketing: desktop publishing & design, mailings, advertisements and e-communications
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