MAD Dance

MAD Dance is a meaningful voice in the dance landscape by creating and performing works that are outside the mainstream, sometimes raw, often beautiful, and always authentic; showcasing the artistry of older performers; and offering numerous ways for people to understand and experience artistic dance.

The mission of MAD Dance is to demonstrate authentic expression through the creation and performance of original dance works featuring mature performers and through educational offerings in modern dance, improvisation, and somatic practices.

MAD Dance values:

  • The authentic expression of all people
  • Nuance and sensitivity over virtuosity
  • The belief that age is not a limiting factor and that bodies of every age have stories to tell
  • Non-linear communication
  • Collaboration, improvisation, and the wisdom of the body
  • Creativity and the messiness of the process
  • Humor and pain

MAD Dance is based in Frederick, MD. The company performs inside and outside in both traditional and unexpected places. Company co-creators Kitty Clark and Ray Shaw work improvisationally and in the modern dance concert tradition. You never really know what they might think up next!

MAD Dance has been honored with an independent artists award from the Maryland State Arts Council, as well as several of their Creativity Grants, which have supported the development and performance of new dance works.

MAD Dance is a meaningful voice in the dance landscape by creating and performing works that are outside the mainstream, sometimes raw, often beautiful, and always authentic; showcasing the artistry of older performers; and offering numerous ways for people to understand and experience artistic dance.

The mission of MAD Dance is to demonstrate authentic expression through the creation and performance of original dance works featuring mature performers and through educational offerings in modern dance, improvisation, and somatic practices.

MAD Dance values:

  • The authentic expression of all people
  • Nuance and sensitivity over virtuosity
  • The belief that age is not a limiting factor and that bodies of every age have stories to tell
  • Non-linear communication
  • Collaboration, improvisation, and the wisdom of the body
  • Creativity and the messiness of the process
  • Humor and pain

MAD Dance is based in Frederick, MD. The company performs inside and outside in both traditional and unexpected places. Company co-creators Kitty Clark and Ray Shaw work improvisationally and in the modern dance concert tradition. You never really know what they might think up next!

MAD Dance has been honored with an independent artists award from the Maryland State Arts Council, as well as several of their Creativity Grants, which have supported the development and performance of new dance works.

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