Shared Online Co-Creation with Dance Exchange
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
1:30 p.m. EDT
About this Session
This interactive session will use collective reflection and making as an opportunity to move and create as a way to notice our current world... and notice as a way to move and make. Dance Exchange artist Elizabeth Johnson Levine and artist Thomas Tyger Moore will connect with attendees to create a multi-disciplinary art that captures what we’re taking with us from this online conference experience.
Elizabeth Johnson Levine, Dance Exchange
Thomas Tyger Moore, Artist/Facilitator
This session is a part of the 2020 Annual Convention and Public Art & Civic Design Conference.
Elizabeth Johnson Levine
Associate Artistic Director and Director of Partnerships, Dance Exchange
Elizabeth Johnson (EJ, she/her/hers) is a choreographer, dancer, and educator focused on socially engaged dance practices. Johnson connects communities through choreography—promoting civic dialogue and designing participatory creative experiences. Her interests include work with youth and elders, embodied science learning, and leadership development through the arts. EJ has been connected to Dance Exchange since 1998 and is currently Associate Artistic Director and Director of Partnerships. She recently worked with Liz Lerman at Arizona State University as the Co-Director (with Nik Zaleski) of CounterAct a multiyear campus wide Arts Based Initiative for Sexual Violence prevention. She leads Dance Exchange’s partnership with Jacob’s Pillow Curriculum in Motion and is co-director of A body, home (commissioned by Arizona State University) and Of Equal Place: Isotopes in Motion (commissioned by Michigan State University).
Thomas Tyger Moore
Artist Educator and Community Activist
Thomas Tyger Moore (@thomastygermoore) is an artist educator/ facilitator/ dancer/ community actionist from Washington D.C. and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Moore has performed with The RED ProjectNYC, Dance Exchange, Christopher K. Morgan & Artists, VTDance, S.J Ewing & Dancers, Algernon Campbell Experience, and Dissonance Dance Theatre and black-duo collaboration “Thomas & Adrianne” (@thomasandadrianne).
Moore was one of 11 artists chosen for the 2017 International Dance Omi Artist Residency. He also joined Dance Exchange for their residency with Great Smoky Mountain National State Park for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse and their arts integration residency in Tupelo, MS. Moore has presented his work at Movement Research at Judson Memorial Church in New York, Alchemical Studios NYC, Center for Performance Research, Velocity Dance Festival, American Dance Institute and served as adjunct faculty at Georgetown and Towson University.
Moore collaborates with Gibney Dance in New York as a Community Actionist, facilitating movement participation workshops for students and young adults around healthy relationships. He has also piloted their virtual facilitation programming for the youth in response to COVID-19 and Social Justice.
Thomas graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance and BA in Mass Communications/Journalism from Towson University.