is a key component of who Techmoja is as a company. We have a deep commitment to evaluation, collaboration and process which our the core elements of our engagement strategy. Through pre- and post-show talks, studio residencies, public showings, participatory workshops and programs for artists, families, youth, and the LGBTQIA community, Techmoja educational programs offer opportunities to engage with artists and connect with modern dance.
Techmoja has developed and codified our community engagement and education work with our at-home audience through residences and performances from 2009-present. Our engagement methods for both youth and adults include 1) dance workshops, 2) creative interventions, and 3) story through movement workshops. We work with partners to create the community engagement which best serves the target audience.
Techmoja has partnered with schools, recreation centers, and organizations— coordinating a comprehensive audience engagement strategy tailored to each participating community. These efforts have led to performances on stages, riverfronts, and park grounds, making dance a part of the everyday experience of community members and sharpening Techmoja’s engagement tools. These tools bring the creative process to life for audiences in an active, participatory, and authentic way so that they can experience dance on a deeper, more complex level.
We continue to build support within coastal communities by delivering clear messaging about our goals and ambitions to serve communities and the field, and by providing a welcoming community space for artists to gather and exchange skills and ideas.
At the heart of these efforts is a desire to bring the creative process to life for audiences in an active, participatory and authentic way, helping community members experience dance on a more personal level.