So Happy We're Dancing!
As though the first snowfall of the winter was not enough to get everyone excited this morning, ICS received additional great news today. Mark Morris, arguably Brooklyn's most famous choreographer and dancer, has endorsed ICS. His support for our vision is of course gratifying, but it's not just about providing the kids with opportunities for artistic expression.
As a young man Mark's first dream was to dance Flamenco in Madrid. But the Franco regime's repressive policies, particularly towards gays, made it impossible for Mark to live there. So at a personal level, Mark understands why teaching compassion and understanding are just as important as teaching how to execute a kick ball change or a gancho.
the MMDG and Copland House will collaborate with ICS to develop a program that celebrates Brooklyn while elevating dance and music to their rightful place in our curriculum.