Socially Conscious Dance Company Debuts
May 05, 2018 03:06AM
When her casting call for a new dance company hit dance publications, Michelle Sperry, director of CT Theater Dance Company, received inquiries from around the world. The establishment of CT Theater Dance Company is a long-time dream of Sperry; the company will share messages of social understanding and performance outreach with local families in Fairfield County venues and hopes to expand into New York.
The company is comprised of local, national and international professional dancers coming together to bring awareness to social issues through movement, unique lighting, music and emotion. Its mission is to inspire empathy and internal awareness through prolific contemporary ballet choreography, deep emotions, pensive thought and compassionate inquiry. Each performance will champion the cause of a local nonprofit and contain dedicated pieces of choreography used to highlight the cause and the passion projects of these specific organizations.
Dancers are training daily with world-renowned choreographer Rodney Rivera and company resident choreographer Alejandro Ulloa at CT Theater Dance’s studios. The company also provides professional dance education to dancers of all ages, levels and interest. Scholarships are available to local youth through their ENCORE Youth Scholarship Program.
Sperry recently unveiled the company’s new pieces at the Westport Playhouse in Blue for Dance, a production to raise awareness about autism.