The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center hosts Moving Ethos on Saturday, March 16. If you're not familiar with this contemporary dance troupe, you should be. Formed in Sarasota by Courtney Smith Inzalaco and Leah Verier-Dunn just six short years ago, ME has gained notoriety for daring, relevant and socially-conscious choreography and performances that reflect the culture of the community which offer everyone an opportunity to fall in love with dance.
Moving Ethos continues to be defined as accessible, intimate dance theatre. With the use of untraditional spaces to reinforce that dance can and should exist anywhere, the company offers affordable and often free performances for the community. Unique projects and performances ensure that nobody is excluded from the powerful impact that movement holds.
The mission of this modern dance company is to express the underlying sentiment and fundamental character of our culture through the art of dance, to show people how to use dance within their lives as tools of healing, celebrating and living, to spread knowledge and information about the art of dance and to show the power and necessity it has in everyday life.
Through performances, education and community outreach, Moving Ethos works to stretch the boundaries of people’s minds and bodies to unite our community in movement. The company encourages both the audience and the participants to use dance as a tool to effectively communicate, build relationships and positively impact the world.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. But come early for cash-bar cocktails.