NEW YORK 2020
In 2017, this platform for a spiritual arts movement was brought to the main stage for the first time with an incomparable energy that took Dallas by storm. Audiences were enamored by the fierce, original, spirit-filled performances that inspired people of all walks of life and left them clamoring for more. This year the Zion Dance Project is bringing a one-of-a-kind dance project to New York City.
WHAT DOES ZDP SUMMER SERIES OFFER THE DANCER?
Zion Dance Project Summer Series is an organization that connects hand-selected, advanced performers with influential speakers and choreographers from around the world.
ZDP equips the professional dancer at various stages of their career by providing the spiritual skills necessary to walk in their identity and purpose, by establishing their call as a sacred dancer, and by enriching them with new perspectives to what it means to dance for God.
In addition, the project facilitates a sense of family between countless dancers by nurturing an invaluable network of professional peers.
ZDP Summer Series is committed to facilitating and showcasing the work of today’s up-and-coming faith-filled artist.
If selected, the dancers live a unique and intense experience, working closely with other professional and pre-professional dancers.
During the week, dancers demonstrate their abilities in the context of a professional rehearsal while
exploring the incorporation of their faith throughout the creative process.
The artists are guided, not only to learn movement, but also to incorporate their faith through His presence in the studio.
This structure is highly unusual in the context of the everyday rehearsal process of a dancer. We believe there will be a revival movement in the field of professional dance where more artists begin to glorify and offer the gift of dance back to the Creator.
In addition to this unique professional development, dancers will receive 10+ hours of teaching and impartation on topics such as identity, purpose, inner healing, intercession, prophetic, deliverance, and spiritual formation.
These guest speakers are powerful and well-equipped in their teachings, selected based on their experience in the field of ministry. Dancers will have the opportunity to engage and ask questions with speakers as well as receive mentorship on their spiritual journey.
The one-week program takes place in June, where the dancers participate in a rigorous schedule composed of of nine-hour days. The day consists of dance classes, lectures, rehearsals, and creations.
Each day, morning technique classes are offered with genres such as ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, and more. Throughout the week, the dancers explore different spiritual artistic approaches and choreographic processes in the work and growth of the dancers.
This schedule fosters each individual’s professional development by encouraging the development of new skills and the activation of a deeper level of faith and dance. Evenings are filled with events, outreach performances, and showings.
On the final day of the project, a concert will be presented at the Ailey Citigroup Theater to showcase the work and growth of the dancers.
Join us this summer, as Zion Dance Project offers professionals dancers the life-transforming experience of renewing their identity, purpose, and performance in dance.