Dance in A Time of Crisis

Dance in A Time of Crisis

CDA is challenging you to answer the question, “What role does dance play in a time of crisis?” 

To participate in this initiative, CDA is asking CT dance artists to submit a 30 second-2 minute video response by June 30th.

The videos will then be woven together and shared on CDA’s YouTube Channel, website and social media platforms. We intend for this initiative to help showcase the diverse range of artists, dance traditions and creative responses from across the CT dance community, thus practitioners in all styles of dance are encouraged to participate.

This initiative stems from the current crisis in Ukraine, and from the recognition that the body is central to all human experience. There are many examples throughout history where artists use the work they do to mark moments of distinction in their lives. Artists help individuals and communities come together to celebrate, to uplift, to mourn, to protest, and to pose questions that help us acknowledge the immediacy and physicality of our shared humanity. It is with this spirit, and in keeping with CDA’s mission to serve the statewide dance community, that it is offering a platform for dance artists across Connecticut to imagine how they might use the language of dance to respond to a moment of crisis in their own lives or in response to crisis witnessed elsewhere.

Please complete the form below. Once you submit the form, you will see a confirmation screen with the dropbox link to upload your video. Please be sure that the video file is in mp4 or mov format and is labeled with the title of the dance piece.

Dear Artist: It is our intention to incorporate your submission into our Artists Call for Action/Dance Artists Respond Project. Your submission will be published on the CDA website/social media/YouTube channel and potentially be submitted to local news outlets. By typing your name in the box above, you give CDA permission to use your submission in the manner outlined above.