Dance and movement are intertwined with human rights and the ideals of freedom, justice, and peace.

 

WE ARE BUILDING A FIELD

For powerful work that lives at the intersection of dance + social justice. 

 

WE ARE AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF ORGANIZATIONS + ARTISTS 

Using dance to address health and wellbeing to empower individuals and inspire social change. 

 

 
 

We have seen dancers and activists in diverse contexts use movement to empower lives and change societies. 

Without a clear field for support, the groundbreaking efforts and impacts of dance + social justice organizations and practitioners go widely unrecognized. We want to change that.

 

 
 

OUR WORK


 

THE FILM SERIES

Amplifying stories of dance changing lives and disrupting mental health, wellbeing, and empowerment programming for underserved youth around the world.

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THE DANCE + SOCIAL JUSTICE CONFERENCE 

A full-day event in inspiring places, convening experts, dancers, and activists to share methods, models, and movement for impact. 

 

THE DIRECTORY 

A living directory of organizations working at the intersections of dance, human rights, social justice, peace building, and development.

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WHO WE ARE


 
  photo by  Amy Parrish  in Kolkata, India

photo by Amy Parrish in Kolkata, India

SYDNEY SKOV

FOUNDER + DIRECTOR

Sydney Skov is an international development practitioner and former  professional dancer. As a Boren Fellow and Fulbright Scholar, Sydney spent 3 years in India with Kolkata Sanved. Sydney holds an MA in development and currently helps to launch high-impact nonprofits and social ventures around the world while leading FREE BODY PROJECT.  

 

  photo by Sydney Skov in Vermont, USA

photo by Sydney Skov in Vermont, USA

JANIQUE ROBILLRD

CO-DIRECTOR + FILM PRODUCER

Janique Robillard is a freelance film director and producer. Her work spans live action and animated promotional content, broadcast commercials, educational series, narrative films, and music videos - but her passion is experimental documentary filmmaking. She holds an MFA in film and is inspired by capturing unique portraits of powerful women. 

 

  photo by Chris Peddecord in Portland, Oregon, USA

photo by Chris Peddecord in Portland, Oregon, USA

PAULIUS KONTIJEVAS

DIRECTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Paulius Kontijevas is a full-time freelance cinematographer. Moving from Lithuania to the United States in 2002, he has worked on a wide variety of digital video production: from music videos to feature films, from web videos to broadcast commercials.

 

  photo by someone awesome in New York City, USA

photo by someone awesome in New York City, USA

CHELSEA BONOSKY

AMBASSADOR

Chelsea Bonosky attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, apprenticed with Stephen Petronio, worked with Sidra Bell, and spent 3 years in the cast of Sleep No More. Chelsea has created with Adam Barruch since 2008 and is Associate Director of Anatomiae Occultii. Chelsea is part of The Margie Gillis Legacy Project. She dances with Joshua Beamish/ MOVE: The Company, Gabrielle Lamb of Pigeonwing Dance, and Sarah Elgart. She is a defender of Planned Parenthood and a volunteer and fundraiser for Dancers Responding to AIDS.

 

  photo by Janet McIntyre

photo by Janet McIntyre

ANNA HOOPER

INTERN

Anna Hooper studied dance at Northwest Dance Project, Bodyvox, and with the Jefferson Dancers. Upon graduating from the State University of New York at Purchase College with a BFA in dance and a minor in psychology, she has performed work by Emily Kessler, Merce Cunningham, and assisted Kyle Abraham with his New York City Ballet commission. Anna currently dances for The Moving Architects while choreographing and presenting her own work in New York City.