What are we fundraising for in 2019?
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FROM OUR 2018 PRODUCTION, THE MISSING PEACE, TO GET A TASTE OF THE IMPACT SHANA SIMMONS DANCE MAKES IN THE COMMUNITY!
Your support will go towards:
THE HOPE EXPERIENCE
LIVING LANDSCAPES aims to explore the earth’s environmental landscapes and experiment with strong visualizations to embody the feeling of changing environments. Simmons aims to choreograph a full-length production in collaboration with lighting designer, Bob Steineck, to create visceral environments on stage through lighting, costumes, and conceptual choreography.
The HOPE Experience is a 2-part residency creating new works of art by Shana Simmons Dance company members and local high school students. The intention is for SSD to connect students with dance as a mental health outlet.The professional company will perform a 45 minute new work identifying struggles related to self-identity, suicide prevention, and loss of family members and friends.
The company will then stay on for a 9-week residency facilitating the creation of a community show to be performed by students, created by students about topics THEY FEEL PASSIONATELY ABOUT. This uses art as a vehicle for discussion, breaking down barriers of communication, and opens doorways for self-expression.
For more information about these programs, upcoming events and performances, visit www.shanasimmonsdance.com!