The Movement Cooperative at Indiana University is committed to providing the IU community with free, shared learning experiences about various styles of movement and dance in a safe and peer-supported environment, regardless of prior experience, through classes, workshops, and collaborations in order to provide education and increase dance literacy.
We aim for all classes to foster a fun and stress-free environment, but we also recognize our responsibility in ensuring that the movement forms we engage in are understood with regards to their origins, cultural significance, and relevance in today’s world. We wish to combat racism in dance by centering the creators and originators of the movement styles being taught and learned. We believe that it is important for us to do this in order to understand and honor the work that we do as movers. We strive to promote inclusivity and accessibility for our movement classes, the instructors, and the participants in order to provide education and increase dance literacy.
The Movement Cooperative does not wish to be a place of regression, but rather a space in which we can act as stewards for culture and education. We believe that together we can uphold these values as a community.