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.
10/14/2013: We’re happy to announce ACW Dances’ Kickback Kickoff Party hosted by Jaleo Crystal City! Come enjoy good food, inspired cocktails, and great conversation from 6-8 PM. $20 in advance, $25 at the door, children under 5 free. Tickets available now!
My mission as an artist is to engage with the community around me through performance and collaborative projects. Moving forward, I aim to develop as an independent artist in the greater DC area, where I currently live, teach, and dance. I often begin my work from a scientific perspective, with the goal of investigating a scientific theory or discovery through movement. I have several projects 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 a quintet investigating group dynamics and behavior.
I also recently initiated a project called “Dance Around DC,” the mission of which is to provide quality dance performances for free in the greater metro DC area (Alexandria, Arlington, and the District). Our recent 8/4/2013 performance at The Athenaeum in Alexandria was the first installment of Dance Around DC, and it was a great success!
These and other ongoing projects are detailed under the “current projects” heading 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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