Welcome to All the Modern Dances, home of my blog by the same name, and my personal website. I am Abigail Wallace, and I currently create dance under the name ACW Dances. As of 5/10/2013, ACW Dances is a sponsored project by Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) based in New York. This is an exciting development as it allows larger fundraising goals, the ability to interact with a community and business network on a higher level, and provides the framework necessary to apply for grants. To learn more, visit the Support page.
My mission as an artist is to engage with the community around me through performance, teaching, and collaborative projects. I hold an MFA in Dance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, 2009; my undergraduate degree is a BA in Biology, Dance, and Psychology from Oberlin College, 2005. I often begin my work from a scientific perspective, with the goal of investigating a scientific theory or discovery through movement. While living in Japan from summer 2010-spring 2012, I began a dance for camera series called “If You Give a Girl a Camera…” utilizing chance dance procedures in music and editing. To learn more, please visit my “past work” page, which details a few of my past projects.
Moving forward, I aim to develop as an independent artist in the greater DC area, where I currently live, teach, and dance. I have several project proposals in the works, including a collaborative, evening-length work currently titled Areography: Curioser and Curioser, inspired by the research collected by the Mars Rover Curiosity, and an art gallery-based project imagining the stories of the women in the dance sculptures of Degas and Rodin. These and other projects will be detailed on the “current projects” page, as information becomes available. You can find out more about my personal philosophy and dance aesthetic on the “about me” page, as well as the story behind the inception of All the Modern Dances.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my page and engage with my work. I welcome communication, am open to teaching, choreography, and performance gigs across America and abroad, and collaborations of all kinds.
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