a diptych of two dancers performing in public

Marcus Young 楊墨, Or (Laura) Levinson, and Don’t You Feel It Too? SEED Leadership Cohort

2022 MID-CAREER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTEE | $5,000

DYFIT presents the SEED Program: Dance-as-Activism in Public Space

The public movement practice Don’t You Feel It Too? (DYFIT) plans to explore transforming their 10-person leadership program into an activist dance company. The SEED program engages artist-healer-activists in regular co-learning around embodied decolonization of patterns and relationships. Building an activist dance company will…
+ Create alternative modes of participation at public events
+ Create workshops for the public and partner organizations to increase embodied relationship with self, one another, and land.

Marcus Young 楊墨, Founding Artistic Director of Don’t You Feel It Too?, makes art to expand the repertoire of human behavior and the expressivity of social forms. Laura (Or) Levinson, DYFIT Managing Artistic Director, calls on the magic of queer Jewish diasporism to remind us that love in transit still has its roots in the earth. Together, they steward the SEED Program: a small co-learning group of emerging DYFIT leaders who share both deep knowledge of the DYFIT practice and a strong commitment to racial justice.

Marcus Young 楊墨 was a Forecast 2016 Mid-Career Project Grant recipient

The McKnight Foundation generously enables Forecast to provide Professional Development Grants for mid-career artists seeking to expand their work in the field of public art. Forecast mid- and early-career grants are designed to support independent projects, leadership development, professional development, risk-taking, multidisciplinary approaches, and collaborative problem-solving in the field of public art.