About Us

Photography by Natalia Mesa

Welcome to CLANCYWORKS DANCE COMPANY, founded by Artistic Director Adrienne Clancy in 2001. We help enhance the quality of life for people in many communities, using the arts as a way to develop mutual understanding and to advance positive social action. We do this through four program areas of focus:

  • Quality Performances
  • Arts In Education
  • Community Engagement
  • Professional Development

Our principles of partnerships and collaborative practices are woven through each of our program areas. We are particularly known for our exploration of what we call “architecturally informed partnering work.” What is architecturally informed partnering work? It’s a unique way of bringing people together within dance, not only an aesthetic statement, but also as a source of powerful images that embrace diversity and exemplify trust. We are passionate about our efforts to combine physically demanding and powerful movement with the sensitive portrayal of cultural nuances and personal emotions.

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Catalogue for Philanthropy

 

ClancyWorks Dance Company is honored to be included in the 2015/16 Catalogue for Philanthropy.

VISION
ClancyWorks Dance Company, founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Adrienne Clancy, is committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals in various communities using the arts as a vehicle to develop understanding and to advance positive social action – we aim to shift perceptions through performance.

MISSION
The mission of ClancyWorks Dance Company is to

  • increase the public appetite for and understanding of the arts by presenting high quality dance performance and educational programs;
  • expand the relevance of dance in people’s lives by demonstrating that creative movement can be used to solve conflicts, develop community cohesion, improve academic achievement, and promote civic responsibility;
  • nurture leadership skills and artistic excellence in emerging artists