WE ARE BUILDING A FIELD

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

 

WE ARE A GLOBAL NETWORK

of every body using dance to empower individuals and inspire social change. 

 

OUR WORK


 

THE FILM SERIES

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

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THE DANCE + SOCIAL JUSTICE CONFERENCE 

A two-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 Kolkata working with Kolkata Sanved, a pioneer in the field of dance therapy for development in India. Sydney holds an MA in sustainable international development and currently helps launch high-impact social ventures around the world while leading FREE BODY PROJECT.  

Read her interview on Six Things

  photo by    Chris Peddecord    in Portland, Oregon, USA

photo by Chris Peddecord in Portland, Oregon, 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    Matthew Willman    in New York City, USA

photo by Matthew Willman 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. She dances with The Margie Gillis Legacy Project, Joshua Beamish/ MOVE: The Company, Gabrielle Lamb of Pigeonwing Dance, and Sarah Elgart. She is a defender of Planned Parenthood and a fundraiser for Dancers Responding to AIDS.

 

  photo by    Janet McIntyre    in Portland, Oregon, USA

photo by Janet McIntyre in Portland, Oregon, USA

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 presenting her own work in NYC.