Description & History
Artichoke Dance Company, based in Brooklyn, NY, is known for its humorous theatrical athleticism and daring contemporary partnering. The company has been producing original dance works in collaboration with a variety of artists such as composers, designers, and video artists since 1995. Artichoke Dance Company creates unique dance works, presents public performances and offers participatory educational experiences in dance and dance making by using the interactive, cooperative, and community building aspects of dance to develop physical, creative, and social skills and artistic and cultural understanding. We create, perform, and educate in ways that entertain, enlighten, and enrich the lives of our audiences and participants. Artichoke Dance Company believes the arts are relevant to people’s lives and have the power to incite inquiry, engender transformation, generate growth and produce positive change. To this end, the company hosts a variety of educational programs and classes including: Performing Partnerships, focusing on movements performed with a partner or in a group and aimed at developing trusting relationships, respect, and community as well as physical skills, the Integrative Performance Project, bringing community members from all walks of life into the creation, rehearsal process and performance of a work, and Senior Arts in Action, a multi-genre arts program for senior populations.