Which is why Judson forged one of its most recent partnerships with GroundWorks Dance Theater, a local studio that gave residents the opportunity to translate dance into visual interpretations.
GroundWorks is a contemporary dance company that uses dance as a format for engaging, educating and enlivening communities. The nationally recognized group is led by Executive Artistic Director David Shimotakahara.
Most recently, GroundWorks and Judson collaborated on Action/Reaction, a program designed to introduce dance to those who have little or no experience with the performance art and to help them connect and understand contemporary dance. The interactive program included a workshop at Judson Park, a rehearsal observation at GroundWorks’ studio in Shaker Square, and the grand finale: attending the performance.
The “reaction” to all the components by Judson residents included collage, painting, three-dimensional work and lighting interpretations.