Dance and Community

Dynamic and physical, the practice of dance has deep roots as a traditional cultural tool for communication, community building, and celebration. Today, dancers and dance companies are harnessing this social nature of dance to address various issues and to promote civic engagement through participatory dance, workshops, dialogues, site-specific works, and other innovative approaches.

This Special Collection features organizations and projects that are using dance process and performance as a platform for social change and community building. The Trend Paper by Paloma McGregor and case studies provide critical insight into effective practice for socially conscious dance.