I believe that traditional arts change over time as artists innovate. But these arts also adhere to precedent – a new way of doing something thatÙ was been done before. Traditional arts are practiced by individuals and belong to them. Dancers play vital roles in their communities by sustaining cultural identities and increasing cross-cultural awareness.
My goal is to build public acquaintance of the currently practiced and performed dances forms, as well as its hybrid and cross-cultural form in contemporary context, emphasizing contemporary dance. I encourage the diverse movement expression through improvisation.
- Value the rights and needs of all humans to express and practice dance.
- Foster integrity, respect for, and interest in cross-cultural understanding.
- Advocate and embrace the study and practice of dance.
- Ensure cultural vitality, now and in the future.