Saturday, November 26, 2011

EXPO Orlando Florida 2011 Mixed Ability Dance

Merry Lynn Morris, Choreographer/Designer w/ REVolutions Dance EXPOSE 2011 Orlando Florida Orange County Schools Dr.Phillips High School Mixed Ability Dance Performance & USF College of The Arts Dance Chair Innovation & Design
Last Friday culminated an incredible interdisciplinary dance event a year in the making! Orange County Public Schools presented in Orlando Florida an EXPOSE 2011 at Dr. Phillips High School - a Magnet & Performing Arts School with a great Dance Department. Last year, Ashley Sherman contacted Merry Lynn Morris for her community work as choreographer/artistic development in Mixed Ability Dance - with an idea to spotlight the amazing work of REVolutions Dance Inc. and the use of technology/creativity via The Rolling Dance Chair Project and the USF College of The Arts . The innovative new class by Merry Lynn & Architect Steve Cook earlier this summer, also played a part as creative props were designed and made by Steve Cook with graduate student of Architecture - David Zawko (Pictures of their creative & interactive designer stage "boxes" to follow). Two dance works were performed with Dwayne Scheuneman-Artistic Director of REVolutions Dance, Troy Jansen-Artistic Director of Jansen Dance Project, Jessica Stroh, Della Thompson, Jasmine Jones, Beaudau Banks, Christine Soto & 3 students of Dr. Phillips HS. THANK YOU! Beautiful Dancers!

This fantastic opportunity was enabled by a grant awarded to Merry Lynn from the Irma Dobkin Universal Design Grant for her design patent innovation in the Rolling Dance Chair Project. Special thanks also to Dr. Phillips High School for contributing a $700 stipend for the dancers! With these grants and support, Mixed Ability Dance has greater opportunity to enhance and open the ways for new innovations of dance to include everyone who wants it. In fact, REVolutions Dance will be performing these pieces again in the future at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR MAKING THIS EXCITING FUTURE TO CONTINUE! 

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