To cultivate renewal, reparation, and restoration in a broken world, through intentional and well crafted art in the media of movement and dance. To honestly acknowledge the world as it is, and through the aesthetic of dance, engage in the conversation about what the world can be. Through transcendent choreography that cuts to the heart, stirs the soul and is thought-provoking, to essentially “stand in the ashes of the barn burned down and point to the moon. One half in suffering and one half in hope.”*
To provide training to artists in order to empower them to be able to not only cultivate the art of dance but to also make something new, that no else but them can create, and to encourage them to tell the stories that they feel compelled to through the vocabulary of dance and movement. To provide training that is grounded with a strong emphasis in classical technique, allowing these dancers to find their artistic voices in order to be relevant. To facilitate training that enables dancers to craft movement that is excellent, intentional and brings something of value into our world, encouraging them to become beacons of hope through bringing transformative art into the world that is healing.
* Lauralee Farrer, The Impossible Life