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Dare to dance is back and accepting applications!
Do you have a dance work that you want to put on stage? Apply by November 7th for the chance to have your work showcased, win $200 and get the opportunity to set a future work on the company!
PNC ARTS ALIVE PRESENTS - RESILIENCE
After the setbacks of the pandemic, MADCO is thrilled to finally debut RESILIENCE. Originally set to perform in March 2020, RESILIENCE was only ten days out of production when the pandemic forced cancellations. RESILIENCE aims to create trauma-informed arts programming to battle adversity through movement in St. Louis city and surrounding counties with education, community outreach, and main
MADCO'S IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY
5000+ students, 11,000 teachers and parents
10,000 and growing
75 and growing
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
500+ and growing
Thanks to donors like you, MADCO has been delivering impactful arts and education programming to the St. Louis Region for 44 years.
we currently have 11 working artists
Announcing... The virtual books in motion program
We are excited to announce that we now offer a Virtual Books in Motion program! This program is perfect for parents that have children at home or for schools that are looking for engaging virtual programs. Modern American Dance Company's professional dancers will lead your student(s) through movement activities that enhance their understanding of the themes in Kelly Yang's Front Desk!
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Choose from four 4-day programs: Pride, Family, Perseverance, and Dreams
- Each day will include a 40-minute movement activity for the theme from the book
- Each Program comes with a handout packet to guide you through the program
- Purchase the whole set of programs and meet more of MADCO's Professional Dancers!
Books in Motion promotes parents or teachers and artists working together to design a creative and inspiring curriculum that fosters appreciation for the arts, love for reading, and hands - on experiences.
Of course we still offer our traditional 8-day in person Books in Motion program for those schools who are allowing visitors.
Miss the event?
No worries! Click the link to view the streams of this three day event investigating race, community development and more as it relates to dance.
How MADCO Works
Audiences don't just watch dance, they experience it! MADCO's Artistic team researches topics that impact the St. Louis community. Commissioned choreographers turn this research into movement, shining a light through mainstage performances.
MADCO is known for fostering an inclusive and nurturing environment where community members grow together.The concert material turns into community outreach. MADCO works with community partners to develop a program that can be replicated for others with similar needs.
Education that moves the community! Day-long dance education programs are developed for K-5th grade students. These programs reach every student in the school through performance and creative movement classes for all. MADCO works with project collaborators and partnering educators to develop a study guide for day long programming.
“MADCO was so inspiring! Using dance to help us feel what Jackie is always telling us - to be determined, work passionately, and always support your team. Leading with mental toughness and heart! What an awesome show!”
Student from the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center after REVIVAL
your DONATIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Every donation allows MADCO to provide services to your community! Your support makes what we do possible - THANK YOU!
MADCO is a 501(c)(3) non- profit organization that seeks to enrich the lives of those involved by enabling the discovery of something new through dance with various performances, school programs, classes, and community/corporate outreach events.