Dancing from coast to coast...
Each summer, company members have the option to join a partially subsidized week-long retreat in a location of great natural beauty (selected by the participants) to create site-specific work. Dance camp participants live and eat together, rehearse and explore together, for a week of fun, bonding, and creativity.
In July 2023, dance camp took place in Alma, Colorado, where we adapted to high-altitude dancing and compiled video footage in different locations, interacting with specific spaces both natural and human-made. A video work is now in progress, with a score composed for the piece by Mike Coffin.
NCDE dance camp originated in June 2022, when we gathered in Southwest Harbor, Maine, to create a rainbow dance of love and togetherness on a lawn (sloped, increasing the challenge!) overlooking Somes Sound. Love You More was performed on-site for a small audience as part of a very special wedding ceremony — and a new NCDE tradition was born.