AMC & Asheville Rhythm: Focusing on Community

Hi dancers,

Happy March!

Later this month, Asheville Rhythm and AMC are coming together to offer something different from our regular dances. On Sunday, March 27, River Guerguerian, Chris Rosser, and John Vorus will co-create a rhythm for our community to move together in a shared space.

AMC & Asheville Rhythm Presents

Calling the Dancers!

To honor the artists and offer an affordable dance, tickets for this dance are $10+, with a suggested flex range of $10-25. If you can afford to pay more to support this event and more events like these, please do! If you would like to attend the dance, but the minimum ticket price is a hardship for you, email me at greg@ashevillemovementcollective.org.

Tickets will be available online beginning Friday, March 11. We’ll also have a smaller reserve of tickets available at the door, and tickets will be available until we reach our capacity of 125 dancers.

In support of a safer space for us to move together and to create a container for our dance, doors will close at 11:00 am, or after the warmup. Any pre-purchased tickets that aren’t used before the space is closed will be made available to waiting dancers.

Sunday, March 27, after First Wave
Tickets: $10+ (Suggested: $10-25)
Online availability begins Friday, March 11

 

Calling the Drummers!

The intention of the musicians is to co-create a colorful pathway to the collective rhythm of the group in flow of shared energy. To co-create our community rhythm, experienced percussionists are invited to bring your instruments and join the musicians for a buildup section of the dance. Drum facilitator Tom Boots will support our drummers in coordination with the Asheville Rhythm musicians.

I hope to see you on the dance floor!

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What We’re Working Toward

With all the exciting movement offerings in Asheville, AMC will continue to host community dances and also explore opportunities to offer something different in service to our dance community by inviting guests, hosting special events, and participating in community collaborations.

These are ways for us to respond to ideas and requests from you, the dancers who create our community. These are opportunities to welcome fresh faces and reconnect with familiar faces, and these are ways in which AMC grows and evolves.

As our dance community, and the broader Asheville community, evolves, we are working to better respond to AMC dancers by focusing on the part of what we do that is considered practice, sacred, or safer, while also sustainably hosting dances and special events in a way that honors everyone involved.

The upcoming live music collaboration with Asheville Rhythm is an experiment in doing just that. We hope to discover ways AMC can offer live music and learn whether this type of dance serves the AMC community. We can only learn this if we hear from you, so your feedback is important!

In further service to community, we’re creating and clarifying pathways to participation and decision-making through our working circles, especially in the Team AMC and Core circles. Team AMC supports facilitators and room coordinators (RCs), and discusses topics like special events and the facilitator pathway. Core supports operations and AMC’s other working circles in service to AMC’s vision, mission, and aim.

If you aren’t aware, Core currently invites two community members to participate in decision-making on a six-month rotation. Those seats will be opening soon, so watch for an invitation in an upcoming newsletter. This weekend, Team AMC will also consider extending a similar invitation for community members to participate in decision-making.

If structured meetings aren’t how you’d like to participate, consider joining us for the Dancer’s Gathering — a more informal forum for us to share ideas and talk about experiences with AMC. If you’d like to know more about the Dancer’s Gathering, I encourage you to read our past newsletters (like the one linked below) or email me at greg@ashevillemovementcollective.org.

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The next Dancer’s Gathering is in April, and the details for that gathering will be shared in this newsletter, on the website, and during our dances.

 

Feedback

If you would like to share your thoughts or respond to this newsletter, please know your feedback is welcome. You can send an email to feedback@ashevillemovmentcollective.org or email me directly at greg@ashevillemovmentcollective.org.

Thank you, and as always, keep dancing!

— Greg, and Team AMC