Sydnie L. Mosley Dances (SLMDances) is a New York City-based dance-theater collective that works in communities to organize for gender and racial justice through experiential dance performance.
What does PURPLE sound like?
October 18 - November 5, 2021
Hi-ARTS 215 E. 99th St.
In Person | Virtual
What does PURPLE sound like? is a multi-media installation that activates oral histories and makes visible the stories of elder communities connected to SLMDances.
In its 2021 iteration, What does PURPLE sound like? captures the radical joy in a place -— public housing communities in New York City -— via the stories of its decades-long residents to uncover strategies of resilience, to amplify cultural traditions, and to shift public discourse and housing policy.
Meet New SLMDances
We have been getting to know some new and wonderfully brilliant humans! We are over the moon with the folks we’ve invited to join the collective. It is so affirming of the work and the way we're doing it to receive interest from people who share our values and live in alignment with liberation like we do.
Yall, we are welcoming FOUR new Creative Partners alongside our new Vision Board and Guest Artists for PURPLE! Can you say abundance?!
Take a minute to meet our core collaborators.
Breathe + Groove
A Series of Movement, Meditation,
and Yoga Videos
This series of videos was created to share with elders who we've collaborated with at Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center as a way to stay connected in the pandemic. This series of short 10 minute media features yoga, meditation and line dancing.
Thanks to our partners at Lincoln Center Education for their support with closed captioning and editing for the Breathe and Groove series. Content available in English and Spanish. We invite you to Breathe and Groove with us.
Our education practice manifests through four core activities: Technique Class and Rehearsal, Community Workshops, Lecture Demonstrations, Professional Development. Hire our experienced facilitators to share our process with your community.
We have adapted relevant workshop modules to take place digitally, allowing us to continue to facilitate creative spaces amidst a time of global transformation.
Reflection and writing is major part of the SLMDances process.
Check out the latest musings around the web from our Artistic Director.
Sydnie has contributed to Essence, Dance Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Dance Enthusiast and more.
Explore videos, podcasts, interviews and more media featuring Sydnie and SLMDances.
Recent highlights include Black Dance Stories, Pod de Deux, and The Dance Union Town Hall for Collective Action where Artistic Director Sydnie L. Mosley shares eight action items in her practice for decolonizing dance education.