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The Art of Moving Professional Communities

The Art of Moving Professional Communities

Class of 14-16 Friday Fellows Leadership Seminar Integrating full body participation with ally and advocacy work.

“Creativity takes courage.” - Henri Matisse

Move and be moved in this full body, transformative seminar designed to creatively achieve professional development goals. Work with master facilitator, Michelle Pearson, and her team of artists to design an interactive company retreat that is just right for your organization. Agendas may focus on issues such as team building, innovation and collaboration, negotiating difference, or deepening personal connection to the mission and values of the company. Leave the office behind and retreat to our artful studio located in downtown Raleigh. Modes of work may include (but are not limited to) movement, writing, painting, story telling and more.  Up to 30 participants.

 “This workshop was exactly what the group needed. It reconnected us in an engaging, fun and meaningful way.”  “I really enjoyed this experience. It helped to contextualize concepts in a manner that will allow me to call on those within my own leadership.” “C'mon. You KNOW this was good.”
— Seminar attendees

Artist/Presenter Background

Black Box Dance Theatre is a Raleigh based company with expertise in making dance relevant, inspirational, and natural for all bodies and persons.  Artistic Director, Michelle Pearson, is a master facilitator. Her 20+ years of experience make her a true ambassador of creativity.  She is joined by a diverse cohort (including an engineer, a hip hop dancer, a yoga teacher, and an Army Veteran/Wounded Warrior) in bringing excellent movement programs into the real world.  Clients include the US Department of State, Arts NC, Red Hat, Harvard Medical School, NC Center for Creative Aging, William Friday Fellowship, the NC Museum of Art, and Camp Lejeune.  BBDT believes the best way to understand something differently/deeper/authentically is to embody it and then make it move!   


Legend in My Heart trailer
Published on Feb 25, 2016

This documentary follows four renowned American artists—two writers, a choreographer, and a composer—as they travel to Guangzhou, China, on a cultural diplomacy mission to engage disabled and non-disabled populations by collaborating and creating together.

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