CrossRoads Dance Project
CrossRoads Dance Project (CDP) was formed in 1998 by director Kathryn Morris Eurich. The company’s mission is to present artistic works of spirituality through dance film and performance. Our dances aim to explore the richness and beauty of spiritual traditions and present works that celebrate the human spirit.
CDP performed in the Washington D.C. area from 1997-2002 under a partial grant through The Arlington County Commission on the Arts. While performing throughout the D.C. metropolitan area, CDP received critical acclaim for its pioneering style of weaving traditional folk styles into contemporary and classical dance. Educationally, CDP’s mission was to share dance to children with a minimum exposure to the arts. The company traveled to rural areas throughout the state of Virginia to perform and teach dance in the public school systems. Additionally, CDP spent these five years dedicated to at-risk children at the Darrell Green Youth Life Learning Center in N.E. Washington D.C. by providing free dance lessons and performance opportunity to them.
Most recently CDP has been the resident dance company for CrossRoads School of the Arts in Herndon, Virginia. The company has offered its resources, repertoire and leadership to the school in order to assist in the training of young artists who hope to use their talents in order to make an impact on the world. Through the partnership, both the School of the Arts and the Dance Project have made their bi-annual performances (The Gift of the Nutcracker and annual spring school show) a platform to raise awareness and money for a variety of humanitarian projects. Financial support has been given to groups such as African Inland Missions, MakeWayPartners, Freedom in Creation and recently The National Parkinsons Institute.
CrossRoads Dance Project has recently ventured into the world of Dance for Camera. By creating dance specifically for film, the company hopes to reach audiences even further and make even a greater inpact on the world. CDP’s recent film “Deeper” made in association with The Bell House, was shown at the 2010 National Dance Association’s Conference in Indiana, and, was honored to be invited to be a part of the annual D.C. Metro Dance Gala (a branch of Dance USA), “displaying the best of Washington D.C’s diversity in dance”.
To see more on CrossRoads Dance Project go to www.CrossroadsDanceProject.com
Critical Reviews and Press:
The Washington Post; Clogs and a Creative Crossroads, Sarah Kaufman. February 1998. Concert: Moods and Rhythms of Appalachia.
The Washington Post; Roll Over Tchaikvosky, Sarah Kaufman. December 1999. Concert: The GIft of the Nutcracker
The Washington Post; The Sounds and Steps of Appalachia. March 1998. Concert: Moods and Rhythms of Appalachia, review.
Other: The Review, Eagle News, Washington Times.