Lourdes Lopez teaching students at SUNY Purchase
Morphoses actively seeks to engage and partner with schools and organizations in order to advance education about the art form of dance. To that end, we embarked on new collaborations with three distinct partners in 2011. At SUNY Purchase on October 13th, co-founder and director Lourdes Lopez invited a group of Purchase students to join in company class while Associate Director Kevin Irving spoke with Arts Marketing students about the company's digitally savvy approach. The following week the company headed up to the studios at Barnard College to rehearse and do a Q&A with two separate groups of dance performance studies students. Finally, on October 27th, we invited a small group of dance students from the Bronx Academy of Letters Charter School, ages 15-17, to watch an actual stage rehearsal at the Joyce and talk with the dancers afterwards. We believe that these investments in educational outreach are critical to the long-term health of the art form and, despite our small size, an essential part of Morphoses' mission.
If your school or your organization would like to open up a dialogue about the possibility of arranging a MorphosesBridges event, please reach out to us by contacting Director of Operations, Elizabeth Johanningmeier at email@example.com or 212.813.9818.