Sunward Cohousing Community
Date and Time:
June 24, 2017 at
We have assembled an exciting team of dance artists.
She is a performer, choreographer, educator, and writer. She relishes somatic connections through dance and movement, and has a passion for improvisation, musicality and innovation in the art of dance. She is Artistic Director of People Dancing since 2000, and teaches in the community and in higher education. She earned a BA from University of Michigan, and worked professionally in London, New York City, and Baltimore, Maryland, prior to moving to Michigan. She holds an MFA degree from State University of New York College at Brockport. Recent choreography has been presented in the Caribbean, Europe, and the USA. Christina has recently been a guest artist with Sameer Reddy and DLEctricity Festival ( @MOCAD Detroit,) Eastern Michigan University, Kristi Faulkner Dance, Lisa LaMarre and Dancers, and Shawn Bible of STB Dance NY. She is a Somatic Yoga teacher and has taught somatics for many programs, including ACDFA, and University of West Indies, Campus at Cave Hill. Christina is available for Guest Artist Positions, Workshops, Adjudications and Coaching/Consulting.
Megan has been teaching Dance, Nia, Gentle Nia and other classes to a wide range of people for over 20 years. Her emphasis is on the joy of movement. Please inquire for more details.
Apryl Renee Pipe
Apryl is a dance artist and instructor who has come back home to Michigan after years of globe-trotting. While abroad, Apryl was an Executive Director of Bounce Theatre where she co-directed the Hounslow Youth Theatre and assisting them to present work in Connections, a theater festival organized by The National Theatre. Apryl received her M.F.A. in Dance and Technology from Arizona State University in 2004. She has co-founded two dance companies in San Francisco (Spinning Yarns Dance Collective and FLUX Dance Project). Apryls has taught dance and held residencies at Mesa Community College (Mesa, Arizona), College of San Mateo (San Mateo, California), Glendale Community College (Glendale, Arizona) and The Goose Route Dance Festival (Shepherdstown, West Virginia).
Amanda has lived in Michigan now for 24 yrs. She has a fantastic husband (Scott Read, co-owner of Arts in Motion), 3 great kids and 2 cranky old cats. She created Arts in Motion to support local dancers and to provide the kind of respectful, family friendly, creative space for kids to learn the art of dance. She loves teaching Toddler Toodaloo and coaching couples on their wedding dances. In 2016 she is launching a team building/bonding program for corporate teams that uses dance to reduce stress, unlock creativity and increase the potential of any group of people. Check out her program, Move Through It!
History of Site and Related Water Issues:
We proposed performing our dances and the Global Dance at Sunward Cohousing Community. It is located at 424 Little Lake Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The story of the Sunward Pond is that it is a beautiful gathering and nourishing place for birds and other wildlife (including humans). The safety of the Sunward pond is in danger because it lies over land considered to be the “Gellman Plume”, which is an area above the groundwater which was poisoned for about 10 years or more by the Gelman company who foolishly dumped their toxic waste of dioxane 1.4 into a stream on their property. Although they have been ordered legally to clean it up, the process is slow-going.
The pond is a special place that gives joy to many fauna, flora, and folks who live in the cohousing communities with the intention of being part of meaningful community. A key aspect of that intention is being loving stewards of the earth through action and education.
Many wonderful community and learning opportunities are presented in the form of events sponsored or taught by Sunward members and/or their friends and colleagues.
Musicians include Ken Kozora, Ozzie Andrews and Piotr Michalowski.
We would like to present a collaborative event in South East Michigan. We will be joining forces with my company (People Dancing Company), local dance artist/educator Megan Rose Sims, Arts in Motion Dance Studio, and a music ensemble assembled from professionals in our area.
A complete list of dancers will be available soon!
Directions to the Site of Performance:
424 Little Lake Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
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