PURPLE Community Engagement

PURPLE Community Engagements are a choreographic experience that 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 policy.

In partnership with Changing the Narrative, PURPLE’s community engagements facilitate the collection of oral histories and making those stories visible with site specific performances. Development activities include creative movement and story telling workshops.


Current engagements are with Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center and Amsterdam Houses.


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Community Engagement Process


Community Engagement with Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center and Amsterdam Houses has been developed with support from Lincoln Center Education Community Artist in Residence Program, CHANGING THE NARRATIVE, and Barnard Center for Research on Women.

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.

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