Francine E. Ott/The Walk 2016 Dance Residency
The Walk implements Francine Ott’s studies in the mental health field through the arts. It allows artists to further their creativity through a unique therapeutic process. This experience presents an opportunity for growth that goes beyond the studio or stage, by applying what has been learned through life. At times embracing the creative realm permits an artist to escape what it means to be human. The Walk desires to remind the artist that they are spiritual without dismissing their humanity. The audience is drawn to the artist because it gives them a chance to connect their internal voices to a tangible expression of inspiration, sparking a fire of change and transformation in their lives. The choreographic movement is spiritual hybrid of hip hop, house, modern, and African dance inspired by the scriptures, organically fused together to create a constant flow that unfolds a universal story of loss, redemption and healing. WHEN: Friday, August 26th – 6:30-9:30pm Saturday, August 27th – 1pm-6pm Monday, August 29th – 6:30-9:30pm Tuesday, August 30th – 6:30-9:30pm Wednesday, August 31st – 6:30-9:30pm Participants will be offered a t-shirt, one (1) ticket to Whole Heart Productions' Fundraising Soiree, the opportunity to perform choreography during an informal studio showcase on Wednesday, August 31st and in Whole Heart Productions’ Home Grown dance production in New Orleans TBA. DISCLAIMER: Commitment to the full residency is required to be considered as a participating artist for our future Home Grown dance production.