Exhibition: Dancewave : It Takes a Village

Michael James Freedman - Solo Show - EXTENDED!

Dancewave Center, 182 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Art Exhibit on View May 20 to August 2023

See all new - select photographs by the artist - 100% of sales support Dancewave

Experience Michael James Freedman's second collaboration with Dancewave, a Brooklyn non-profit that connects youth dancers with top New York City choreographers. This year, the artworks include all ages of the young dancers moving, celebrating and expressing the joy of dance as they work together to create their art and their community.

Freedman made these drawings from repeated observations of the young dancers in practice. The art of dance is transitory, a figment that is gone the moment you see it. The Dancewave dancers are also in a state of becoming, becoming adults, learning how to control their movements, and coming into their own in their craft. 

For the artist, this was an opportunity to document a work of art as it was being created, to show the relationship between teacher and student, choreographer and troupe, and dancer and audience. 

To capture these youthful dancers in motion, he worked in a free-flowing gestural style to contrast their effervescent talent with the rigorous effort that goes into creating a work like this. 

All proceeds from sales of these pieces go to Dancewave, to support scholarships and help them further their mission. Join us at the opening or purchase an artwork online before June 25 to benefit youth scholarships.