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What is New Blue?
New Blue Emerging Dance is an organization that aims to help catalyze the careers of emerging dance artists within the dance community. Our mission is to help dance artists build and maintain multigenerational relationships with other artists, arts businesses and organizations while also providing a platform for artists to share their ideas, engage communities and push creative boundaries. New Blue is here to foster a sense of community by providing space, exposure and carefully-conceived workshop, networking and performance series. As an organization we are pushing and advocating for more peer mentoring, networking and open/safe/inclusive atmospheres for all artists.
New Blue Emerging Dance, is an organization spawned from a performance BLUEPRINT: an evening of emerging dance works. New Blue wouldn't have been possible without the Dance Performance Studies graduating class of 2015 from George Brown College.
The Founding Members include:
Lindsay Aquin, Alex Bettencourt-Costa, Emily Bruno, Anneka Burghout, Macey Culhane, Selina Lucia Ficociello, Karen Frank, Kristen Freed, Emily Gillingham, Heather Girard, Alana Hiscock, Peter Kelly, Kevin Krisen, Kathleen Kunne, Carolyn Morris, Jenna Schaefer, Valorie Sevigny, Megan White, Sara Woodhouse.
Here at New Blue we would like to acknowledge the land on which we operate, the site of human activity for over 15,000 years. This land is the traditional territory of many nations: the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe, including the Mississaugas of The New Credit. We are grateful and fortunate to have the opportunity to work in their community and share this land with everyone, those indigenous to Turtle Island and beyond.