Trans Body III

Trans Body III

Creative Sessions : March 14, 21 and 28, 2021
Creative Sessions will be 1:00 – 3:00p.

Performance : March 31, 2021
Performance Time to-be-announced. 

FREE virtual event
Live on facebook & YouTube

After a collaborative month-long creative process the community comes together to explore and celebration the trans experience.

Transgender dancers and non-dancers come together with the artistic directors of Elm City Dance Collective and the Center to present a special project that was created by and for program participants while exploring the context of transgender identity, history and corporeality. The project asked the questions : How do we embody and perform our own history? How do we tell stories about ourselves through movement? How can we express trans identity through dance?

This program is presented in partnership with Elm City Dance Collective.

This program is part of the Center’s Trans Week of Visibility. Click here to checkout the entire program. The Trans Week of Visibility is made possible with support from Anchor Health Initiative and CT Humanities.

Interested in participating?

The Center is looking for 5-10 trans dancer and nondancers to participate in this year’s program and presentation. Program participates will be expected to attend the creative sessions and the performance on March 31st. To sign up to participate email Elm City Dance Collective’s team here

Trans Body II (November 2019). Photos by Lucy Gellman.
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About Our Partner

Elm City Dance Collective

Elm City Dance Collective (ECDC) began in 2008 as a conversation between four dance artists in the New Haven area. Kellie Ann Lynch, Lindsey Bauer, Jennifer Brubacher and Millie VandenBroek envisioned an organization that would offer classes in a variety of movement forms, as well as choreographic and performance opportunities for local dance artists. In addition, the founders discussed a shared commitment to building community and connection through art. They chose the name Elm City Dance Collective to honor the significance of community and place, as New Haven was dubbed the “Elm City” after a number of majestic elm trees were planted there during a public tree planting program.

The mission, vision, and goals of ECDC took shape over the Summer of 2008. It was important to the founding members that ECDC not subscribe to a singular model such as a dance company, dance studio, community center, or school. Instead, ECDC was organized as a collective – a group that could integrate aspects of a variety of organizational models, so as to engage and create as broad a community as possible. Immediately after establishing itself, ECDC began rehearsing, creating, and connecting with community members through classes and improvisation jams at the Center for the Arts at Christ Church (CACC) in downtown New Haven.

ECDC is committed to contributing to the presence of dance as an accessible public art, collaborating with artists and organizations in the New Haven area, providing performance opportunities to professional and sometimes non-professional dancers; and offering classes, workshops and works in progress showings. The organization welcomes partnerships, collaborations and new projects outside of the New Haven region.