EMoves, created in 1999, is our bold and exciting annual dance showcase representing a broad spectrum of choreographers of color who work across the spectrum of contemporary idioms (from modern dance to contemporary ballet to hip-hop to dance/theater and multidisciplinary works). It bridges a gap in the existing dance world through the provision of platforms to create a greater awareness and appreciation of dance as an art form and provide support for innovative contributions to the dance world by choreographers of colors. EMoves presents choreographers unafraid to take risks and to push the boundaries of the form.

EMoves offers a thorough program of support for emerging and evolving choreographers by providing them with artistic, production, and marketing assistance. Most significantly a mentorship relationship is created between the emerging/evolving and established choreographers, and facilitated by a series of workshops through which the artists receive feedback on their choreography and receive tools to help best articulate their artistic ideas.

Many of the artists who received initial support through EMoves have gone on to be supported and presented nationally and internationally, and include such artists as Kyle Abraham, Camille A. Brown, Ron Brown, Nia Love, Andre Zachery and more.