“Dancing to Connect” in Beijing and Liuzhou

    “Dancing to Connect” in Beijing and Liuzhou

    Battery Dance Company © Christian Jungeblodt

    About the Program

    Dancing to Connect

    An award-winning initiative created by Battery Dance Company that engages international youth in creativity and team-building through modern dance.

    DtC workshops started in Germany in 2006 and have since been held successfully in cities throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.

    Local schools host Battery Dance Company’s dance teaching artists, in collaboration with local teaching artists, over a period of 6 days. Each team of teachers works with a group of 20 students, and school administrators allow for the clearing of students’ academic schedule for the duration of the workshop. Each day consists of students working collectively under the careful guidance of teaching artists towards the creation of their own choreography.

      The week intensive culimantes in a final performance in which the students present their dances for the public, their fellow classmates, families and communities, alongside the Battery Dance professionals whose performances complement the program.

      DtC encourages tolerance, team-work, self confidence, integration and inter-cultural understanding.

      Special Thanks:
      BeijingDance/LDTX and Sarabeth Berman
      Guangdong Modern Dance Company
      The Henry Luce Foundation
      Consulate General of the United States Guangzhou