The Collaboration Project
Connecting dance studio teachers, professional performers, street-style artists, and choreographers with dance students and Madison area children to promote the creation and exploration of dance and how this art form provides individuals the opportunity to make lasting relationships within their community. Choreographers will work with each other in partnership or in groups to create works expressing connection and collaboration. We hope to inspire other people with different backgrounds to work together.
MCD has partnered with the Madtown Hip Hop Crew, Hitterz Collective, Guest Artists, Bridge Lakepoint Waunona Neighborhood Center, A Step Above Dance and Music Academy, choreographers Papa Kobina Brewoo, Sara Rohs, Miye Bishop, and members of the MCD Company to create new works of collaborative dance.
The Root Children Fairytale Dance Story Book and Concert
The Root Children Fairytale incorporates the creation of a new book and dance concert inspired by The Story of the Root-Children published in 1906 by Etwas von clan Wurzelkindern. MCD and guest artist's adaptation modernizes the story of the Root Children who are awakened in the spring by Mother Nature. The Root Children go on an adventure through the seasons ending in winter to rest until the next spring. Throughout this journey, positive life lessons are taught through the joy of fairytales as a platform for learning using emotions and experience.
Lessons are woven throughout the story about being brave, using your breath, standing tall, and the strength of persistence. These lessons will be taught to the Root Children by Aunt Spring as they prepare for the summer celebration ball and life.
Director of MCD Sara Rohs wrote the updated story and plans to publish it this fall. She will be directing the MCD dancers, guests, and photographer to create the visuals for the fairytale book. The fairytale will be the basis for The Root Children Concert which will be performed at events and in the theater.
Madison Contemporary Dance emphasizes ballet movement while incorporating a modern twist. It is the dance of our time, utilizing artistry, storytelling, emotion, physical connections, spatial relationships, and performance art to convey stories.
Dance Festival for a Cause
Dance Festival for a Cause January 27-28, 2023
Performance, Community, Character
All proceeds from the event will go to support the Madison Contemporary Dance Outreach Program, bringing dance experiences and classes to underserved children in our community.
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Holidays Collide November 2023
Holidays Collide is a contemporary and hip-hop dance concert. MCD is partnering with the Madtown Hip Hop Crew, A Step Above Dance and Music Academy, and the Hitterz Collective to produce this community concert.