ConteXture Dance Detroit is a Detroit-based contemporary dance company, founded by Artistic Director Tracy Halloran Pearson. ConteXture is a company that is interested in cultural identity and the relationship between artistic expression and the human condition. Their dance works examine themes within human relationships in order to begin a dialogue regarding how and why we connect with one another.
ConteXture’s mission is to create dances that express ideas that all people can relate to, but resonate with those who are passionate about social interactions and the human condition. Halloran Pearson’s choreography blurs the lines between dance genres and styles by combining the movement techniques of modern, hip-hop, jazz and contemporary, and she uses the dynamics of motion and choreographic levels to create explosive and exciting movement phrases that can contrast the delicacy of human emotion.
ConteXture Dance Detroit is in its première season and is excited for what the future may bring.
A little more about choreographer Tracy Halloran Pearson:
Detroit Native, Tracy Halloran Pearson, is a 2014 Kresge Artist Fellow in dance and music. She received her B.F.A. in Dance Performance from Marygrove College and her M.F.A. in Choreography from the University of Michigan. She has worked as a performer, professor, choreographer and rehearsal director in the dance world. She has produced and choreographed her own performances to sold out audiences and has had works perform in the Detroit Dance City Festival, Oakland Dance Festival, and American College Dance Festival. She is the founder and Artistic Director of the contemporary dance company ConteXture Dance Detroit and is a sought after choreographer in the Detroit area. Besides creating works for her own company Tracy has choreographed for the Marygrove College Dance Company, the University of Michigan’s Department of Dance, The Academy Dance Alliance, Triple Threat Dance and Theater Company, Noretta Dunworth School of Dance, Dance Masters of Michigan and many more. She is an accomplished teacher in ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, and stretch and strengthening techniques. Tracy’s students are currently performing with Zurich Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Ballet of Arizona, Illinois Ballet Theater, and Disney World’s Beauty and The Beast. She has been an instructor at the American College Dance Festival, Oakland Dance Festival, Detroit Dance City Festival, the University of Michigan, Marygrove College, and various studios in the Chicago and Detroit metropolitan areas.
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