Contemporary Dance for Lounge Rooms
Due to COVID-19, many artists had sadly lost significant work and income. So in 2020 I wanted to start Contemporary Dance for lounge rooms not only to offer an uplifting opportunity to feel connected in the face of increased social isolation, but also to create a little work for myself and other artists during this time.
I ran several classes per week, all designed for a lounge room sized space. I requested people to pay by donation (but only if they were in a position to do so. These donations were able to support me to teach classes throughout 2020 as well as pay Independent Artists to teach a series of classes. A small initiative but I was able to put $3000 in the pockets of Independent Artists who were guest teachers for Contemporary Dance for Lounge Rooms.
Most importantly, the program built a sense of connection and community throughout 2020. Some classes had over 80 participants from 5 – 82 years of age, from Australia, Hong Kong, Ukraine, Germany, UK, Malaysia and Singapore.