Back to the Wall

In Back to the Wall, ClancyWorks dancers face the wall as an opportunity as opposed to an obstacle.  In a point in history where hope and optimism is a need for survival, the dancers will mount and partner with the wall in physically interesting and visually pleasing ways, “with no harnesses or apparatuses  – just strong physical partnering” (Lisa Traiger). In this work, the wall comes alive and offers solutions to challenges – when ClancyWorks sees a wall we don’t run away, we figure out how to transform the obstacle into an opportunity.  Back to the Wall has received numerous awards including a Metro DC Dance Award (2002) and choreographic fellowships from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Maryland State Arts Council. Back to the Wall is a ClancyWorks repetiore dance that is often invited to be restaged for audiences across the country.  


Back to the Wall from ClancyWorks on Vimeo.


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Dance Educator's Training Institute

DETI is Going Virtual!

Our annual Dance Educator's Training Institute (DETI) is scheduled to take place August 17-19, 2020.

This year, we've decided to take DETI online, due to COVID-19.

While we are saddened not to be able to hold DETI in person, we are excited to welcome people from around the world, who might not otherwise be able to join us! We will have more information about DETI Online in the coming days.

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