DANCING ALONE TOGETHER
Dancing Alone Together aims to be a central resource for the dance world during this time of “social distancing”. Dancing Alone Together does not host classes or events, but rather collects information about the following types of online opportunities to make them easily accessible:
MOVE — Live-Streamed Dance Classes
In the spirit of togetherness and shared experiences, MOVE’s emphasis is on live-streamed classes as opposed to pre-recorded videos. The website listing is currently focused on dance classes (no fitness, wellness, mindfulness, etc.).
CREATE — Dance-Making Prompts and Communities
Aiming to foster new collaborations and movement exploration, CREATE shares dance-making challenges and choreography opportunities issued by choreographers or companies.
WATCH — Dance Performance Footage & Films
WATCH plugs the professional companies, presenters, and venues around the world who have made dance performances and dance films available online.
This project is currently being run single-handedly by Katherine Disenhof, a professional dancer with NW Dance Project who is experiencing an extended furlough due to COVID-19 closures. She is also a graphic designer for various Bay Area arts organizations, all of which have been severely impacted by the current situation. She is donating her time to keep Dancing Alone Together running.
To support Dancing Alone Together and her work, you can donate via PayPal or Venmo:
By Emmaly Wiederholt, Stance on Dance, 4.20.2020
By Rebecca J. Ritzel, The Oregonian/OregonLive, 4.8.2020
By Lauren Wingenroth, Dance Magazine, 4.2.2020
By Irene Hsiao, Chicago Reader, 4.2.2020