Rhythmically Speaking's performance and education-based work cultivates vibrant, embodied connection through jazz and other American social dance-inspired forms.
Now in our 16th year of programming, we’ve seen first-hand how transformative it can be for people to pause their fast-paced worlds in favor of shared sensory and kinesthetic human experiences. Thanks to the generosity of last year’s 119 donors, we are optimistic about continuing to increase our impact, and by donating here, you become a part of this work of sharing JOY through JAZZ!
We are proud of the pivots we made during the challenging pandemic years, including producing the first virtual dance show in the Twin Cities, drastically expanding our outreach programming, creating our first dance film RadioBody, co-curating jazz film screenings and shifting regular programming into outdoor events and new collaborations. It is this same sense of resourcefulness that got us started 16 years ago and carries forward our work today. Must be fueled by all that thinking on our feet - i.e. - improvising we do, both INSIDE and AROUND our artmaking :)
Here’s what your support will do this Fiscal Year (10/1/23 - 9/30/24):
Help us raise the $18,000.00 in individual donations we need to fund our impactful Fiscal Year 2024 work while keeping ticket prices accessible and artist compensation competitive.
Your gift, in ANY size, makes an enormous difference, and could help us achieve these future goals:
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“The Rhythmically Speaking show was fantastic! Please know the incredible service and benefit to the Minnesota dance community and Jazz dance community nationally you have provided for the last 15 years by creating and sustaining Rhythmically Speaking. I can't thank you enough.” - Heather Klopchin, Chair of St. Olaf College Dance Program and Cohort 2023 Audience Member
To find out more about our vision, values, history and current programming, visit rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org. We are SO grateful for your incredible, ongoing support, now and always.
Erinn Liebhard, Artistic and Executive Director
+ Advisory Panel & Artists