RDDI New England Now Pre-Lab Community Forum and Professional Development Workshop

Co-Hosted by Middlebury College in partnership with Vermont Dance Alliance

The New England Foundation for the Arts’ Regional Dance Development Initiative (RDDI) is a program of the National Dance Project (NDP). The purpose of RDDI is to increase the scope, visibility and viability of dance activity in and across regions in the United States. RDDI New England Now is designed to strengthen and elevate visibility for New England dance makers as a direct response to findings from two gatherings with New England Choreographers and New England Dance Cultural Organizers hosted in 2017.

9:30AM - 10:00AM - Arrive & Mingle, MAC Lower Lobby
Coffee, tea, and light refreshments available in the morning as folks arrive

10:00AM - 12:00PM - RDDI Information Session, Room 125
Join us for an informational session to learn more about the seventh iteration of RDDI focused on the alignment of New England resources, relationships, and opportunities in support of New England dance makers. NEFA staff and Regional Advocates will share context on the developing RDDI initiative and discuss thematic priorities of the RDDI Lab to be held in 2020 at Bates Dance Festival (applications available in December).

12:00PM - 1:00PM - Lunch with Forum Attendees and Vermont College Dance Exchange Participants, MAC Lower Lobby
Lunch will be provided, please include dietary information with registration.

1:00PM - 4:00PM - Professional Development Workshop facilitated by Christal Brown: Arts & Entrepreneurship, Studio 109
This workshop is designed to give tangible language to the transferable skills inherent in all creatives. Participants will be lead through a process of assert mapping, value creation, and goal setting designed to establish a working plan for bringing their work to fruition.

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The Middlebury College Dance Program seeks to develop the creative artist and artist/scholar through critical study and regular practice in contemporary, world dance techniques; improvisation and choreography; history, theory, and cultural studies; experiential anatomy and kinesiology; and performance. Along with classes, the Middlebury Dance Program hosts a series of master classes and workshops that are free and open to the public. Artists are brought in from all over the world to share their perspective and put into practice the notion that Movement Matters.


November 2, 2019
10:00 AM–4:00 PM


Free, Register by October 28th



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Published October 7, 2019