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transcenDANCE Youth Arts ProjectSan Diego, CA
The mission of transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project is to empower youth to mobilize social change through dance and performance in underserved San Diego communities.
transcenDANCE youth go through intensive technical dance theatre training and personal exploration by way of leadership development and expressive arts based community-building workshops with the ultimate goal of creating dynamic performances that synthesize artistic strengths while addressing complex social issues. transcenDANCE performers share these dynamic performances with a greater audience to inspire community engagement and intergenerational, cross-cultural exchange.
transcenDANCE was founded in 2005 with the vision of being a youth-driven organization where young people have a platform to positively impact the world around them through performance.
transcenDANCE just completed its tenth season and has staged and produced eleven original dance theatre productions in its lifespan. transcenDANCE have performed over 200 shows for nearly 50,000 people in San Diego. The organization has received local and national praise, including the National Conflict Resolution Center’s Peacemakers Award and a Certificate of Recognition from the National Youth Arts and Humanities Committee.
TranscenDANCE – A Story of Transformation
TranscenDANCE believes in the healing power of art and the empowering quality of achievement. Together we create a transformation that truly changes the lives of youth in San Diego. Produced as a three-minute spot to play as a PBS spotlight, this video is just a little glimpse into how the resolve of teenagers transforms their lives – from student dancers into inspiring visions. The catchy hook in the music says everything, “we gonna make it!”
Exit In – Raul’s Story
This video is one in a series of videos created for TranscenDANCE Youth Arts Project’s 2010 production titled “Exit In” that highlighted one aspect of each dancers journey of self-discovery.
TranscenDANCE Youth Arts Project Promo
TranscenDANCE Youth Arts Project empowers youth to mobilize social change through dance and performance in under served San Diego communities. TranscenDANCE youth go through intensive technical dance theatre training and personal exploration by way of leadership development, community-building activities, and service projects with the ultimate goal of creating dynamic performances that synthesize their artistic strengths while addressing complex social issues that impact their community.