On Saturday, June 16 of2018, the Fort Wayne Dance Collective (FWDC) will present Blueprint, the organization’s annual June Family Concert in the North Side High School auditorium, 475 East State Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805. Doors will open at 3:30pm, and the show will begin promptly at 4pm.
The annual June Family Concert is a showcase of FWDC’s outreach and onsite classes including modern, contemporary, ballet, hip-hop, jazz, belly dancing, Taiko drumming, and tap. The organization’s similar events, Illumination (2017) and Sci Fi Fiasco (2016), engaged the community with over 225 attendees.
This year’s concert, Blueprint, will showcase dance pieces that relate to architecture, growth, community, and home. This theme was inspired by FWDC’s February presentation of DIAVOLO: Architecture In Motion® at the Arts United Center. DIAVOLO is a professional dance company whose ground-breaking work was featured on America’s Got Talent before FWDC hosted them in Fort Wayne as the Winter/Spring Guest Artist in Residence.
In keeping with its mission, FWDC makes it a priority to serve people of all ages and abilities, serving those who have the least access to the arts including students from Bi- County services and South Side High School.
“Showcasing performers with disabilities illustrates to the community how FWDC fulfills its mission through outreach programming. The Bi-County dance is always highly received by audience members who appreciate the opportunity to celebrate the diverse cast that participates in the June concert. The Bi-County dancers have been participating in the FWDC June Family Concert since 1994.” Liz Monnier, FWDC Founding Member and Teaching Artist.
“The piece South Side dance students will perform is so powerful to me. Nothing inspires me more than dancing to a message that helps people think about being a better person. I always enjoy leaving the audience with a message to take home.” Olivia Boehme, South Side Dance Program student.