If We Invested Dance and Conversation

If We Invested Dance and Conversation is a series of dances utilizing The Luna Troop company members as well as students ranging in age from 7 – 17. Sarah Glover-Heston, The Luna Troop’s Artistic Director, feels strongly that our community needs to view people (especially children) as an investment; not as a burden or a waste of money and time. People have a fundamental right to feel secure, and this begins with community acceptance and peace. If We Invested Dance and Conversation deals directly with the problems the people of Chicago struggle with on a daily basis. We are looking to give a voice to our experience and have as many community members as possible add their voices to our story. If We Invested Dance and Conversation is based on the concepts of community involvement, engagement, and communication. The Luna Troop will be contributing to these ideals through performance, community engagement, and open dialogues with audiences. If We Invested Dance and Conversation is intended for children, parents, community members, community leaders, organizers, and conscientious observers of the world we all share.

Performed in 2018 on February 11 and 18 at Dovetail Studios in Chicago, IL.

If We Invested Dance and Conversation also featured the talents of The Acero Cruz Ensemble and the dancers of the Basic Ballet II class of Le Ballet Petit!

Put In My Place

Performed by: The Luna Troop

Music by: AWOLNATION

If We Invested Dance And Conversation 2

Praying

Performed by: Basic Ballet II

Music by: Ke$ha

If We Invested Dance And Conversation 3

One Is The Loneliest

Performed by: The Luna Troop

Music by: Imogen Heap

If We Invested Dance And Conversation 4

What About Us

Performed by: The Acero Cruz Ensemble

Music by: Pink

If We Invested Dance And Conversation 5

5th Stage, Resist

Performed by: The Luna Troop

Music by: Soundgarden

If We Invested Dance And Conversation 6

1-800

Performed by: The Acero Cruz Ensemble

Music by: Logic

Divide

Ophelia

Performed by: The Luna Troop

Music by: Aretha Franklin

Only Me

Performed by: The Luna Troop

Music by: NIN

Angry Love

Performed by: The Luna Troop

Music by: Philip Glass

Life During Wartime

Performed by: The Acero Cruz Ensemble

Music by: Talking Heads

Club Dancing Zombies

Performed by: The Luna Troop

Music by: Ke$ha