- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 10/01/12 to 09/30/15
- Focus Area
- Knight Arts Challenge
- Miami, FL
To position South Florida as a hub for dance by pairing South Florida-based choreographers with national and international dance artists for seasonal performances.
To position South Florida as a hub for dance, Thought Loom will pair South Florida-based choreographers with national and international dance artists for seasonal performances. Three South Florida-based choreographers will be selected to create original works using dance artists hired from cities outside of Florida. Each will work with his/her cast for several weeks, culminating with a run of live performances.
Thought Loom is a virtual/physical platform whose mission is to cultivate the generation, execution, and communications of ideas that nurture and push the field of dance. It hopes to create a generative pipeline between and among dance artists from around the globe, as well as thinkers from other disciplines. Thought Loom is the brainchild of choreographer Letty Bassart and is being built with bicontinental dance artists, Lydia Bittner Baird and Ilana Reynolds; as well as generous contributors, designers and co-dreamers.