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A moment from “How to Make a Methodist Salad,” performed 5/2016 by Liz Naro, Paula Giammarco, Rachel Zappala, and Ayelet Haran. Photo by Beth Mercurio. Choreography by Abigail Wallace.

Welcome to All the Modern Dances, home of ACW Dances!  ACW Dances was a sponsored project by Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) based in New York (since 5/10/13).  Right now, the company is taking a break from fiscal sponsorship due to relaxing our performance and grant-writing schedule. We have continued to engage in small, project-based performance and intend to continue in this manner, with a rebranding in June 2019! The largest news thus far is we’re changing our approach to purely project-based work, and our name to Small Creatures Dance Project.

ACW Dances (soon-to-be Small Creatures Dance Project) is a project-based dance group currently housed in Arlington, VA.  Our mission is to engage with the Metro-DC community through performance, workshops, and collaborative projects.  Led by artistic director Abigail Wallace, ACW Dances creates choreography that is highly athletic and daring, revealing human interactions in space and time.

Abigail’s mission as an artist is to engage with the community around her through performance and collaborative projects.  She operates on the premise that art needs to be accessible regardless of economic status and that artists should be paid for their time, hard work, and talent.  It is Abigail’s goal to offer a mixture of free and paid performances yearly.  Often after a performance audiences are invited to stay for a moderated Q&A discussion based on Liz Lerman’s critical response process.  In this way, ACW Dances is able to connect to the community directly, which furthers communication and understanding, giving the work deeper meaning and context.

Thank you for taking the time to visit this site and engage with my work. I look forward to sharing the exciting new rebrand with everyone in June.

Follow @SCDanceProject on Twitter and Instagram, and like ACW Dances on Facebook!

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