ClancyWorks Dance Company facilitates an evening showcasing its community engagement throughout the Greater Wheaton area.
After a recent successful presentation on Arts in Public Schools at TEDxMidAtlantic, Clancy continues her focus on community leadership through arts education in 2018/2019. The ClancyWorks overall message is that dance can be a means of building bridges within a diverse community; connecting people across generations, socio-economic circumstances, and between public and private sector businesses and nonprofits, in order to support community development.
ASPIRE participants are a part of an after-school residency through the Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB) program. This program, sponsored by the Collaboration Council and the Montgomery County Department of Recreation, supports learning outside of the classroom. Created in 2008, the program is a response to the demand for high-quality after-school programming for students across Montgomery County. Students in this program will showcase the skills they have learned and give audiences a glimpse into ClancyWorks community involvement. In addition to middle school students from the ASPIRE program, the concert will feature Albert Einstein High School students from ClancyWorks residency program as they present Cityscape, a piece that physicalizes the energy and diversity of urban environments.
ClancyWorks Dancers will present excerpts from their recent work, THE RESILIENCE PROJECT, which opens a dialogue among artists, students and audience members in response to the tumultuous current events that we face in our lives and communities. Sharing this work aligns with the concert’s intention to use the arts as a vehicle for building bridges throughout the community. Because of the generous support from The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Maryland State Arts Council, we are able to offer this amazing performance experience free to the general public!