Art + Science
The foundations of strong communities are built on the pillars of diversity, equity, belonging and respect. Through our programs, we encourage and advocate for BIPOC and low-income communities to participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) classes and industries.
Dance Your Science is a unique city-wide program combining art and science through interactive workshops teaching green chemistry and sustainable design. We take ideas and co-create a dancing experience for participants that adds to their experience and facilitates a deeper connection to the material.
2023-2024 programs will offer students:
- A fun and interactive way to learn
- Deeper understanding of the scientific concepts
- Motor and/or visual memories of the science
In the first half of the workshop, participants learn basic scientific concepts. In the second half, they create a choreography of what they’ve learned. First by inventing or assigning dance moves that communicate the concepts, then choosing music, and finally performing their dance.
We provide a platform in Portland for expressing and integrating science and culture through dance, showcasing that science is fun and accessible to all.