Dance through nonverbal communication leaves an imprint on the senses of our communities. It uplifts motivates inspires, encourages and heals. It opens the door for an exchange of ideas, feelings and emotions regardless of ethnicity, socio -economic backgrounds, religion, race or creed by finding a common bond or goal by which our society can come together and grow.
There is an unmistakable excitement as we look towards the future of West Chester Dance Works Signature/Training Company, the original company of West Chester Dance Works. This is our professional and semi professional modern dance company offering their unique style and heart to performances, lecture demonstrations and residencies for artistic, cultural and educational outreach.
One example of our educational outreach is the project Rachel Harris, One Woman Over the Line developed in collaboration with the Chester County Historical Society and the Kennett Underground Railroad Center. This multi media production explores the courageous story as found in writings from the nineteenth century telling of Rachel Harris in a runaway slave's search for freedom and dignity. The retelling of Rachel's story illustrates how during a dark time in American history, many people of varying backgrounds took risks and contributed to the pursuit of freedom.
This moving and enlightening production of local interest should not be missed. We continue to invite the involvement of the greater Chester County community and beyond to support our efforts in education and outreach as we pursue opportunities to take this production to schools throughout the area.
The dream of enriching lives through West Chester Dance Works continues through the investment of time, talent and resources of many people. We thank you for your past support and ask you to join us this year in "stepping up a notch" to help keep the dream alive.
We offer programs suitable for many venues including schools, workshops, community events, and evening concerts. Contact us for information and scheduling.