620 Participants, 22 Teaching Artists Supported by RL
Beyond Workshop Series Program and the Raul Julia Training Unit, was unable to start in the studio on April 20th due to the 2020 pandemic. So, we got creative and transformed the program into a new ONLINE format.
From March 25th to May 1st (6 weeks) we offered 52 online dance classes FREE of CHARGE using Zoom to create a virtual classroom.
Dance disciplines such as musical theatre, latin fusion, contemporary, tango, salsa, as well as meditation and yoga lifted up people’s heart and spirit during these difficult times. An online Shakespeare intense program was provided to a diverse group of actors for a total of 20 sessions in 4 weeks led by Ian Hersey.
We received an attendance of over 620 participants and an overwhelming response of gratitude. Students from The Americas, Europe and all around the world —from Colombia and Guatemala to France and Australia— took classes and experienced the “dare to go beyond” motto.
Thanks to our partnership with Pregones/PRTT together we were able to provide payment to all of our teachers creating work for these professional artists that are currently being affected by the closure of the industry.
The 2020 Online Faculty:
A Diverse & International community of artists jumped on the opportunity to keep art alive and become part of this virtual studio experience.
Luis Salgado, Gabriela Garcia, Matthew Steffens, Valeria Cossu, Valeria Solomonoff, Michelle Barber, Daniel Fetecua, Ian Hersey, Bryan Menjivar, Ahren Victory, Erin Weinberger, Amanda Turner, Vania Masias, Estefania Vasquez, Juan P. Lostanaou, Veronica Alvarez, Michelle Assaf, Dionne Figgins, Seth Stewart, Jermaine Brown, Brett Sturgis, Kelsey Burns, Mary Ann Lamb