THE PEOPLE'S DANCE PROJECT〡AN INVITATION TO PLAY
Why do we dance? Because it makes us true.
NEWS ─ SPRING/SUMMER 2021
In the age of Zoom-held classes, Park Dancing participants near and far have reconnected to make dances together on-screen, from their homes.
Local in-person and virtual gatherings are brewing for spring and summer 2021!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ─
"I love having the space to play."
"The space between us creates the movement!"
"This experience was such a gift."
"Making dances with Alana is as satisfying and nourishing as the freshest, most lovingly prepared meal. She supports the dancer in all of us through her deep understanding of dance as a necessary and natural part of life. I'm grateful to Alana for opening the door for me as an older dancer with physical limitations who still wants to move."
"Alana is a gem to work with and her work is a gem. Alana’s Park Dancing projects are informed by a profound respect for how individuals can actively participate in the building of community. An opportunity to dance with Alana is an opportunity to feed your soul, nurture relationships and affirm the truth that we are all better off for the strength & beauty we find in unity."
“Park dancing is a joy because I get to play with movement, in the moment, inspired by the sights and sounds around me, and shaped by the people who are dancing with me!”
Olivia Gay, Calais, VT
Debby Rosan, Ardmore, PA
Sarah Schlechter, Bala Cynwyd, PA
A BRIEF HISTORY
Park Dancing began in 2013 in a small, idyllic park located in Ardmore, PA, near Philadelphia. It was a venture/adventure driven by the desire to build community and make dance available to everyone, regardless of skill-level and training, and as participant in roles of either dancer or witness, in the artfully designed Linwood Park.
Nearly four years of site-specific dance concerts and improvisational happenings were presented as public art and community building events. The memories are so very fond and the friendships made still persist across lands. Thank you to Friends of Linwood Park for constant support and enthusiasm. May we dance there again some day!