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Mission


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Mission


The body is the medium through which we create art.

Hivewild is a contemporary movement initiative created to unlock emotion and ignite conversation through formal performances and public programming dedicated to community development.

Founded by Artistic Director Katherine Maxwell, Hivewild's work is rooted in the principles of radical inclusion and lifelong curiosity.

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Vision


Vision


Our vision is one in which movement-based artworks acting as a conduit to create more united communities.

Members of Hivewild aim to be local leaders by actively engaging in cross-disciplinary collaboration, skill-sharing, and the creation of accessible performance work. While in public perception dance can seem cryptic and elusive, movement is intrinsic to each of our daily existences. Every human has a body, and Hivewild uses this understanding as a starting point to identify connections rather than differences between people. Engaging with this idea can allow greater mobility in thought, feeling, and action.

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Process


Process


rooted in listening to the body from the inside out

With a strong belief in the significance of genuine impulse, Hivewild shapes work through the use of internal triggers - a thought, a flavor, an emotion - to spurn motion throughout the body. A refined fluidity and strong sense of honesty are signature to Hivewild’s movements. When establishing new work, Artistic Director Katherine Maxwell identifies a recurring idea or impulse and begins to introduce these nascent concepts to her team through the use of spoken word, visualization, and proprioceptive movement cues. Hivewild dancers are expected and encouraged to continuously seek greater levels of empathy and vulnerability. Dancers are instructed to engage with each other both on a professional, technique-based level and on a personal, human level.