Through individual empowerment, our mission is to create lasting and generational change in the culture of dance in all aspects of the art and profession. We provide customized individual mentorship/training to professionally oriented dancers, equipping them with tools and resources to thrive in the existing dance culture, safely advocate for themselves while concurrently contributing to the building of a more holistic profession.
WHY WE DO IT
Equipoise recognizes and seeks to address deep-rooted, structural power imbalances in the educational and professional culture. Traditional dance training models often neglect to educate aspiring artists on life-skills such as self-care and empowerment. Without these skills, many find themselves under-equipped to cultivate the agency and self-advocacy necessary to reach their full potential as artists, with healthy bodies, minds, and souls.
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Equipoise is a fiscally sponsored project of Unique Projects, Inc., a non-profit organization administered by Pentacle (DanceWorks, Inc.).
Pentacle is a non-profit management support organization for the performing arts. For more information visit www.pentacle.org
With workshops, and individual sessions, Equipoise teaching artists will coach student’s on their technique, and address the business of dance, which includes Wellness/Agency, Individual Branding, Personal Budgeting, Audition/Resume Prep, Workers Rights/Contract Fluency, and more, with tools and resources for continued success.
Equipose is pleased to announce its first, 4 week, pilot program, in collaboration with TU Dance's summer intensive. Equipoise teaching artists will coach students on their technique, and address the business of dance, including self care and advocacy, individual branding, personal budgeting, audition and resume preparation, workers rights, contract fluency, and more, with tools and resources for continued success.