Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth's mission is to develop the art, artists, and audience for Modern Dance through performance and education in schools and the community. Fort Worth's first professional...
Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth's mission is to develop the art, artists, and audience for Modern Dance through performance and education in schools and the community. Fort Worth's first professional modern dance company, CD/FW is led by Kerry Kreiman, one of the company's co-founders. The Star-Telegram has recognized Kreiman as "one of the most inspired artistic leaders in our community."
The CD/FW company's repertory includes works by choreographers recognized on local, regional, and national levels. In addition to producing the CD/FW Co., the organization also acts as a presenter, bringing nationally and internationally-recognized modern dance companies and independent choreographers to Fort Worth audiences. The CD/FW company has toured throughout the U.S. and in Mexico, and artistic leaders Kerry Kreiman (Executive/Artistic Director) and Susan Douglas Roberts (Founding Director and Artistic Advisor) have taught and performed internationally, representing the company as solo artists throughout the world (Taiwan, Brasil, Guatemala, Paraguay, Spain, France, Mexico, Hong Kong).
CD/FW's "Dance Delivered" educational and community outreach programs bring dance to under-served communities and the general public to reach audiences and participants of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds through presenting performances, teaching residencies, workshops and master classes in schools, community centers, workplaces, shopping centers, museums, parks, festivals, landmarks, and more. In 1996, CD/FW was awarded the Fort Worth ISD Adopt-A-School Program Outstanding Small Company/Organization Award for its exemplary partnership with Manuel Jara Elementary School. CD/FW is honored to be a member of the artist rosters for the Mid-America Arts Alliance Regional Touring Program, Imagination Celebration Fort Worth, and the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County's Neighborhood Arts Program in collaboration with the City of Fort Worth. The company established a school in new studios at Orchestra Hall in southwest Fort Worth in 2003, and now offers year round classes for ages 3 and up, at all levels of experience. In the fall of 2007, CD/FW became a Company In Residence at the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts. 2007-2008 marks the CD/FW company's 18th performance season.
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