In the past 12 months, ECDC has:
2) Achieved the goal of launching several different fundraisers: 1) A board fundraiser held at Barracuda Bistro & Bar; 2) An annual letter campaign in the fall of 2016; and 3) #GivingTuesday;
4) Developed ECDC’s youth education offerings for Spring 2016, Girls in Motion, at Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School; and Summer 2016, "Capoeira Amazonia" at the Eli Whitney Museum.
ECDC's top five goals for the remainder of 2017 are:
1) Continue to push forward with the development of original contemporary dance choreography in the studio;
2) Continue to grow ECDC’s youth and adult education through offering 1) Boys in Motion at the Truman School in Spring 2017; 2) Youth Movement Workshop, Capoeira Amazonia, August 2017, in partnership with Connecticut Capoeira and Dance Center and the Eli Whitney Museum; and People in Motion classes for Spring 2017.
3) Perform ECDC's "If You Knew You Then" throughout the Northeast region.
4) Diversify our fundraising approach.
ECDC's top 5 most pressing needs are:
1) To more fully fund the artistic drivers of ECDC's creative work;
2) To fund and support the continuation of ECDC's original choreography and productions;
3) To fund ECDC's youth programming;
4) To expand and mature our Board of Directors to represent a broader, more diverse professional spectrum (Please contact ECDC if interested).
Dear Great Give Community & Friends –
ECDC’s vision is to bring people together through dance. Our values are grounded in service and innovation. We serve the greater New Haven area by cultivating accessible dance opportunities for a broad community; and we innovate by creating and producing original, powerful, and beautiful contemporary dance for local audiences. We share dance and aim to create experiences.
We invite you to partner with ECDC to make the dream of dance a reality for a broader and deeper community in New Haven. We cannot do it alone, nor would we want to. Your support connects us and strengthens the capacity of the only contemporary dance nonprofit organization in this community. A healthy dance ecology contributes to the happiness and vitality of the whole community.
In partnership and gratitude,
Lindsey Bauer and Kellie Lynch
Dear Friend of ECDC,
Elm City Dance Collective (ECDC) stands at another point of transition—poised for a period of artistic and organizational growth. After eight exciting years as New Haven’s only organization for original contemporary dance, we are developing as a performing company; partnering with local organizations to develop our Youth Education Program; and growing our Board of Directors. I am very excited to be part of this transition!
As a non-dancer, I was drawn to ECDC because of the founding members’ passion, skill, and energy. Moreover, as a writer, I felt honored to join them—for I feel strongly that anyone who loves the arts should do all he or she can to support creativity and freedom of expression. And, I can attest that, whether we are showcasing community engagement projects or presenting our latest work, we put all of our hearts into giving our audience beautiful, innovative, high-quality performances.
I hope you’ll become one of our supporters, whether by donating or attending one of our performances—or both. You’ll feel wonderful for making New Haven a richer, more vibrant community—and we’ll love you for your friendship and generosity!
ECDC Board Chair
"TINY SHORTS: brief dances in small spaces". TINY SHORTS is a colorful performance series - a wild festivity - that seeks to celebrate the diversity and vitality of dance. TINY SHORTS challenges choreographers and audience members to stretch their vision of what is possible for dance in unconventional spaces and invites audiences to engage with the pure entertainment of adventurous dance in small bites.
Lindsey Bauer (Dancer, Programming Director, Co-founder,
Graphic Designer) is a dance artist, teacher and choreographer. As Programming
Director, Lindsey has been able to implement partnerships with community
organizations providing after school movement experiences for children in the
public schools and at the Eli Whitney Museum’s summer program. Her dance work
has been presented in CT, MD and AZ. In addition to ECDC artists, Lindsey has
worked with Olushola Cole, Adejoke Tubiyele, Rachel Bernsen, A. Beck and Nicole
Manus. Lindsey is the lead teacher and teaches full time at Cooperative Arts and Humanities High
School, mentors the seniors in their capstone projects and advises the National
Honor Society for the Dance Arts Chapter. She has a B.F.A from Towson University and an
M.F.A. from Arizona State University. Lindsey loves experiencing dance in new ways and witnessing that
experience in others. She is grateful for each day that she spends moving with
ECDC and thanks everyone that makes this possible.
Kellie Ann Lynch is a co-founder and Artistic Director of Elm City Dance Collective. In addition to her work with ECDC, she has been performing and creating with Adele Myers and Dancers since 2008. She has also had the great privilege of working with Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc (NYC) for a number of years; and is currently working with Kate Weare Company in NYC. Other recent artists Kellie has worked with include Saar Harari and Lee Sher, Annie Kloppenberg and Nicole Stanton. Kellie's choreography has been commissioned, produced and performed throughout the Northeast including at Bates Dance Festival as an Emerging Choreographer. She has received artist fellowships in choreography from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism; and was an Arts Award recipient in 2014. As a Guest Artist, she has taught at several colleges and universities in the Northeast and continues to teach classes in NYC. Kellie holds a BA in Dance from Rhode Island College and a MFA in Dance from Smith College.
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