Our Mission Statement:
The Movement Cooperative at Indiana University aims to create a safe and welcoming environment in which anyone is encouraged to explore dance through creating, learning, and experimenting with movement. It will act as an opportunity for anyone to take dance classes, choreograph, discuss creative projects, showcase movement-based work, and take leadership in pursuing movement-based ideas. While participating, students will meet new friends, explore new movement experiences, and support a diverse group of peers.
A Little More Information:
Movement Cooperative at Indiana University, or MoCo as we easily refer to it, is an on-campus student organization focused around physical movement and the arts. MoCo aims to create a safe and welcoming environment in which anyone is encouraged to explore dance through creating, learning, and experimenting with movement. Because of that, we are not an auditioned group or company of selected members. Instead, MoCo offers a variety of open events including sunset yoga sessions, dance classes, clothing swaps, choreography sessions, and an annual dance showcase. Our range in dance styles offered in classes has included jazz, contemporary, heels, musical theatre, modern, pilates, and even popping! If it involves movement, MoCo is its advocate! Additionally, MoCo works to take leadership in pursuing movement-based ideas, openly welcomes all those interested in moving, and encourages all styles and forms of moving. We hope to see you come out and move with us!
Originally from Fort Wayne, IN, Rhiannon is currently a senior at IU pursuing a BFA in Contemporary Dance and a BA in Theatre. Additionally, Rhiannon serves as the social media chair on the Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance Student Advisory Board and participates in several departmental shows and activities. She loves being able to bring people together through art of all kinds and enjoys things like choreographing, teaching, spending time with friends, and traveling.
Originally from Madison, WI, Carly is currently a senior at IU pursuing a BFA in Contemporary Dance and a minor in Exercise Science on a pre-physical therapy track. Additionally, Carly serves as the Director of Choreography and Movement, the Dance BFA representative on the Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance Student Advisory Board, and is an IU Student Ambassador and tour guide. She enjoys jazz dancing, yoga, and choreographing and her favorite part about MoCo is seeing new people take on and thrive in teaching or choreographing roles for the first time.
Originally from Mishawaka, IN, Chelsea is currently a senior at IU pursuing a BFA in Contemporary Dance and a minor in ASL on a pre-OT track. Additionally, Chelsea serves on an IUDM Committee and the Relay for Life Committee. She loves to choreograph, teach, and take yoga, as well as travel, journal, and make fun videos.
Selene Carter achieved her M.F.A. in dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and received the Ruth Page Award, Chicago’s highest honor in dance, as well as funding from city agencies and private foundations for her work in dance. As co-director of Chicago’s Links Hall, she created a forum for post-modern and experimental dance by producing workshops and performances in alternative dance and improvisation. She taught improvisation and dance studies at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, the University of Chicago and the Chicago Academy of the Arts. Selene is a certified teacher in the Bill Evans’ Laban Based Modern Dance Technique.
As an assistant professor of contemporary dance at Indiana University, Bloomington, in the Department of Theatre, Drama & Contemporary Dance she teaches dance improvisation, 20th century concert dance history, movement analysis, dance technique and dance making.
Click here to read Selene's full biography: https://theatre.indiana.edu/about/faculty/carter-selene.html