We are movers and shakers here at the Fort Wayne Dance Collective. We are always out there in the community working hard to inspire and empower people of all ages and abilities through movement and rhythm whether it be through a performance, a class, or one of our many outreach programs.  Stay up-to-date on the happenings at the Fort Wayne Dance Collective by reading our weekly blogs.

 

I stood in the alley and watched the guest taiko drummers pull away after a blissful week of workshops, performances and lecture-demonstrations…and of course they took their drums with them. Of course they did! I just didn’t see it coming. It was 1997 and I had been so caught up in one joyful moment after another…

Impact was inevitable. The car was turning left in front of us and we had no time to stop. I was riding passenger on the back of the motorcycle I bought myself for my 40th birthday. (A 1982 450 Honda Nighthawk rebuilt and custom painted glitter blue with silver flames!) I did not yet trust…

Big drums, Big Sound, Big Life. That is Fort Wayne Taiko’s slogan.  Or at least it has become my personal mantra. It’s hard to play these big drums without making big sound. And all that big sound creates big energy. And all that big energy sustained over time creates big life. A simple, yet profound…

By John Byrne, Artistic Director, Fort Wayne Dance Collective This week I had the opportunity to lead workshops at the Jobs For America’s Graduates  (JAG) “The Rhythm of Leadership” conference organized by BrightPoint of Fort Wayne.  The goal of the conference was to offer future high school graduates an insight into leadership in the field…

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