A core part of the Evidence mission is to bring community engagement and cultural connections to every region it visits. Through these programs, Evidence’s goal is to increase access to arts education, to teach children about cultural heritage and tradition, and to support practitioners of dance through training and mentorship.
Ronald K. Brown teaches a master class to college students in New Hampshire.
Outreach can include traditional dance activities or may be centered on current works in the Evidence repertory. Examples include Brown’s “Legacy of Expression” program, which includes movement, text and photography workshops are based on the 2007 multimedia dance work One Shot. Brown’s all-male workshops centered on the work Two-Year Old Gentlemen, a dance that explores relationships between men.
Children in Houston, TX participate with Brown in an afterschool program.
Evidence offers the following activities:
• master classes for students or professionals
• workshops for non-dancers (of all ages, gender, and skill level)
• intergenerational workshops and sessions for families
• classroom lectures and discussions
• lecture demonstrations for participants of all ages
• choreography labs
• open rehearsals
• pre- and post-show discussions
• teaching repertory to local dancers (multiple sessions required)
Evidence dancers work with Very Special Arts in Albuqurque, New Mexico.
Support for Evidence's outreach programs made possible, in part, by the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Center for Arts & Culture - Youth Arts Academy, The City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs, airline partner Continental Airlines, the Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, HSBC Premier, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Shubert Foundation.