Mercy is excited to work with Alonzo King LINES Community Programs in a partnership that includes a choreographic residency modeled after the principles of our Women in Performing Arts (WIPA) program.
"For the WIPA program at Mercy, this revised partnership brings new rigor and a deeper dive for students," explained Josh Ornelas, Co-Coordinator of the WIPA program. Our girls will get to work with three female artists who serve in the San Francisco Bay Area."
These artists will create a unique piece, with input from the WIPA dancers, for this Spring's VPA Festival. "This gives our students the unique opportunity to work alongside these professionals to develop more appreciation and a nuanced understanding of dance as a profession, the art of choreography and networking within the community," aid Mr. Ornelas.
In addition to hands on work, WIPA Dancers will attend a special field trip to Alonzo King LINES Ballet Center to view their program offerings and to take a master workshop in Contemporary Horton Technique with long time partner Victor Talledos.