JUNTOSAbroad Applications will open fall 2017
A two-week intercultural exchange program for students in professional dance programs. Dance students from The Ailey School/Fordham University, Boston Conservatory, The Juilliard School, LINES/Dominican University, and SUNY Purchase are invited to participate in this program. Read individual testimonials on impact here.
For two weeks, U.S. students travel to Guatemala, Mexico or Nicaragua to teach modern dance workshops, take world dance classes conducted by other communities, and participate in public performances that include student choreography. Students will conduct workshops and performances in orphanages, centers for HIV+ children, hospitals, grade schools, retirement homes, and dance groups with lack of funding.
JUNTOS: Guatemala focuses on what art can offer in a third-world country. Dancers travel for nine days through the Guatemalan highlands, engaging in community outreach in Mayan villages and urban centers. JUNTOS participants teach dance workshops in public and private elementary schools and perform for communities unfamiliar with contemporary performing arts. In addition, dancers exchange with other artists in Quetzaltenango, exploring various traditional and contemporary expressions. JUNTOS: Guatemala offers dancers venues to perform for large public audiences.
Check out our Guatemala 2014 trip HERE
This program focuses on collaboration with women, children and indigenous cultures in southern Mexico. Dancers will engage in intercultural exchange through performance and workshops throughout Oaxaca and Chiapas.
Check out our Mexico 2014 trip HERE
JUNTOS: Nicaragua (previously Costa Rica as well) is a mixture of elements from both the Mexico and Guatemala trips. Dancers travel to five different cities in this time, focusing on teaching dance workshops to various communities: a girl’s foster home, a professional dance school, a dance academy with little access to training, among others. Performances are focused in smaller, rural communities and areas although there are a few larger performances. Dancers must be prepared for 2-3 daily activities (teaching, learning, and performing).
Check out our Costa Rica and Nicaragua 2014 trip HERE