In 2017 CRE Outreach started a pilot program, as a spin off of our signature program Theatre by the Blind. After a successful dance sequence in one of the Theatre by the Blind plays, the participants requested that we create Dance by the Blind–the first blind dance troupe in the country! NBC Los Angeles provided the following coverage leading up to the World Premiere:
The World Premiere of Dance by the Blind was a performance called EMOTIONS on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 7:00pm at The Lazarus Experience in downtown Los Angeles. Featured dancers included Natalie Gross, Kenny Lee, Ronald Chism, Sylvia Taylor, Barbara Ford, Christina Johnson, and William Andrus, who, were led by professional dancer and choreographer, Hydeia Muhammad.
During the performance, audience members experienced various emotions through these talented, all-blind dancers, with many genres of dance represented including Hip-Hop, Ballroom, Contemporary and much more!
A review of the performance was written by Lara J. Altunian for Stage and Cinema and can be read here: http://www.stageandcinema.com/2017/08/25/emotions-blind-dance-co/