Dance Exchange

Dance Exchange

Dance Exchange collaborates across generations, disciplines, and communities to channel the power of dancemaking as a means for dialogue, a source of critical reflection, and a creative engine for thought and action. Founded in 1976 by Liz Lerman and under the artistic leadership of Cassie Meador since 2011, Dance Exchange is a non-profit dance organization based in Takoma Park, Maryland. Over our 43-year history, Dance Exchange has created and supported more than 250 groundbreaking performance projects that explore content as far ranging as nuclear physics, immigration, ecology, prayer and action, aging, and the advancement of racial equity. Our dancemaking and creative practices grow from a legacy and commitment to intergenerational and community exchange, artmaking at the intersection of social relevance and community participation, and moving as a way to notice our world and noticing as way to move our world. Learn more at danceexchange.org.

Dance Exchange is grateful for the support of our donors and funders. Major support for this year’s programming comes from: Maryland State Arts Council, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The City of Takoma Park, Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts, The Elizabeth B and Arthur E Roswell Foundation, The Chesapeake Bay Trust, The Greater Washington Community Foundation, and the Takoma Foundation.

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