January 3-10, 2020
NYU Tisch Dance
The ADF Winter Intensive in New York City is eight days of classes, conversations, and performances with NYC-based artists and educators. It brings artists together from around the country and world to form a dancing community in the charged environment of New York City.
The Intensive emphasizes community, communication, and command of the form. People sometimes think that we can’t honor these things simultaneously with excellence—but indeed, we can, and many artists do. It is possible to construct caring rehearsal environments that give everyone a voice and to create undeniably powerful dances. It is possible to challenge one another’s ideas with clear, compassionate communication and to celebrate each other’s inspired performance of challenging movement material.
critical lens: What is solidarity?
Each year, ADF chooses a critical lens that allows us to situate our dancing within concerns that are relevant to today’s world. In 2019, the Winter Intensive will consider the question: How does dance create solidarity? What do we learn about ourselves, our world, and our art form by exploring solidarity through dance? The ADF Winter Intensive in NYC will investigate this question through eight days of classes in contemporary movement forms, creative practices, repertory work, and community discussion.
Photos by Cailin Manning from Winter Intensive 2019