|Dance Theatre of Harlem's Virginia Johnson teaching a company class at the Sacramento Ballet.|
As part of UC Davis, The Mondavi Center shares in the University’s service mission to reach out to our community with educational and other beneficial resources. Creating community-based artist residencies is one of the most important ways we do this. Indeed, many of the artists we work with are born communicators and teachers as well as great performers. While many visiting artists are on a tight tour schedule, which brings them in and out of town in a flash, at The Mondavi Center we are focused on shifting the touring model from “one night stands” to multi-day residencies around performances.
For example, when the Dance Theatre of Harlem visited The Mondavi Center in early November, artistic director Virginia Johnson taught a company class at the Sacramento Ballet, and company members taught classes at Sacramento State and Dixon High School. Here is a link to a video of Miss Johnson teaching the company class at the Sacramento Ballet.
|Members of the Jogha Hip Hop Foundation and UC Davis students.|
In fact, during the 2012–13 season 20 of our visiting artists will do approximately 50 different residency activities on campus and around the region.