Dancedemic, the creation of Ellen Pearlman (American Arts Incubator to Ukraine, Fulbright Specialist to Latvia) and Jonathan Hollander (Arts Envoy, Fulbright Specialist and Scholar), is using lockdown and isolation as catalysts to imagine interactive live performance in new ways. Funded by an Alumni TIES grant, Dancedemic will showcase two immigrant dancers in collaboration with 30 technologists exploring the intersection between dance and the latest technological advances. Watch the resulting performance live on August 21 at the 39th Annual Virtual Battery Dance Festival.
Learn more about the Alumni TIES participants and their stories in their own words. Check out Laurie Eldridge's story on her Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching exchange program, where she shared her Cherokee arts and culture with Sámi students in northern Finland. Watch our #ExchangeAlumni social media space for more of these inspiring videos over the next weeks!