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 the ACW Dances company!  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.

The company can be seen this June 24 at 2 PM at The Athenaeum for a FREE gallery performance, in combination with Baltimore artist Katie Pumphrey’s exhibit Five More Minutes.

ACW Dances is an emerging modern dance company based 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.  ACW Dances 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.

ACW Dances’ 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 this site 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.

Follow @ACWDances on Twitter and Instagram, like ACW Dances on Facebook, and visit Fractured Atlas to learn more!


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