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It all started when…

Back in the fall of 2017, the chair of our board, Rainer Noack, asked us to create dance programing at the Burlington Student Theatre. Excited by and curious about what we could cook up we thought how great it would be to have a variety of diverse dance artists presenting work in Burlington in a manner that would support the development of new works and educate on what and why dance is. And so PROSPECTS: an evening of dance and discussion was born. PROSPECTS puts out a call to choreographers to apply to present works-in-progress around a central there. It brings together local enthusiasts of art and dance with choreographers from the local, regional and international dance community to cultivate creative community dialogue.

Audience members will witness new and in-progress contemporary dance works whose themes will provide the foundation for the evening's dialogue. Each work will be followed by a Q&A discussion led by each choreographer, giving the audience an opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback and further examine the ideas presented. There will also be an opportunity to provide written feedback.

“This interactive, informal event brings together community members to share ideas, to learn about contemporary dance and to bring life to the local arts in Burlington,” said Lisa Emmons, Artistic Director.