Overview of Outreach program. Filmed and produced by William Roden / New Dawn Studios
SpectorDance offers Engagement Programs associated with our all performance projects. Currently, we are offering The Ocean Trilogy Project Engagement Program. Sign Up Now!
The Ocean Trilogy Project looks at ways that dance can be part of the conversation about critical social issues like ocean health and climate change. Inspired by a 10-year partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Ocean Trilogyis a performance that explores ways that dance can communicate the story of the ocean for youth and broad populations. Like all our projects, Ocean Trilogy started with filming interviews with renowned ocean scientists including Sylvia Earle and others from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, The Smithsonian, California State University and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. We integrated sound bites from these interviews, into a music mix with stunning underwater visuals with dance.
The Ocean Trilogy Projectis an innovative, cross-disciplinary project that aims to open people’s minds and hearts to new possibilities and new ways of thinking. The project demonstrates that dance can enhance academic and social-emotional learning experiences. The Ocean Trilogy Project is part of a larger effort toward connecting all people with new arts educational opportunities. This program can be tailored to the needs of your school. For more information see Sample Class Plan for Ocean Trilogy Projector email Fran. The Ocean Trilogy Project is generously funded by the California Arts Council, The Harden Foundation, and MC Gives!
Past Engagement Programs Ocean Trilogy at Hartnell College (current) East West at Rancho Cielo Creative Movement Classes at Chartwell School When You Were Gone at Porter Youth Center Ocean Trilogy at Future Citizens Foundation Ocean Trilogy and East West at Stanton Theater SpectorDance Youth Company at Monterey County Free Libraries
More about SpectorDance Engagement Programs
SpectorDance is proud to offer our engagement programs that provide a variety of free or low cost dance programs for under-resourced locations throughout Monterey County and Los Angeles. Examples include:
Dance classes with a SpectorDance Company dancer
Performances of our issue-based works
Creative movement workshops exploring themes from our performance pieces
Facilitated post-performance discussions
SpectorDance believes that dance can heighten awareness of critical social issues and can inspire action that contributes to our community. We see an important need and an opportunity to bring healthy and positive dance activities that promote the physical and emotional benefits of dance training for those in our community who may experience barriers to participation in the arts due to limited income and/or lack of exposure. SpectorDance aims to fill these needs with engagement programs associated with all our performance projects.
SpectorDance Company performing Ocean Trilogy at Stanton Theater, 2019
SpectorDance Company performing Ocean Trilogy with movement workshop for youth at Future Citizen Foundation, 2019
SpectorDance Youth Company performing Peter and the Wolf at Seaside Library, Spring 2018