Borderless Dance Community
What’s missing? YOU!!!
Borderless Dance is a new inclusive dance program led by artistic Director Jennifer James
It is open to all ages and abilities
It is FREE!!!!
Dance lessons will begin in August on Mondays at 4:30pm via Zoom beginning Aug. 3
Participants will learn a variety of dance styles
1) In October, there will be a very special opportunity for 10 dancers to work with the dance program at MTSU under the artistic direction of Silva (her bio is below). This opportunity will take the place of dance classes for two weeks as it will run from 4-5:30 M/W/F the first two weeks of Oct. and result in the creation of a dance film that will be shown at several venues. (You do not have to participate in this opportunity to be part of BDC).
2) The group will have a dance recital in December
3) The group will be working on a dance that will be performed at the Tennessee State Museum next June
4) Preliminary talks are being made for the group to possibly perform for the Dance Society and other groups
This program is supported by South Arts
Please confirm your interest in this program by July 29 so that we may email you a Zoom link.
During a chance opportunity to teach at a rehabilitation center in her native Finland Silva was reminded of the transformative power of movement in the lives of everyday people, and because of this experience she decided to re-focus her career on community and mixed-ability dance.
Using her passion for both choreography and performance she has worked with Remix Dance Company and SCORE in Cape Town teaching children and adults in local communities. A Certified Dance Ability Instructor since 2003, she has given workshops in Finland and England for mixed aged and ability groups, including a two year stint teaching a weekly class for the Finnish mixed ability company Magic Dance. She was introduced to Forklift and Body Shift in 2010 as a participant during its inaugural event. Silva is now the artistic director for Body Shift which is a program of Art Spark (formerly VSA Texas).
If you are ONLY interested in the special opportunity that will take place with Silva Oct. 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, and 16, please let us know. This opportunity will first be offered to BDC dancers, but if slots are still open we will fill these with dancers outside of the BDC program.
This program is supported by a Tennessee Arts Commission Grant