The Pursuit and Exploration of Performance Arts
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My Senior Individualized Project began with endless hopes and dreams. I agreed to become the dance instructor for a local organization in Kalamazoo, FIRE, every Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm throughout the summer of 2011. Just the thought of dancing in a semi-professional world as an amateur ·signalized a new era for my artistic career. I have gladly nodded my head to approve this idea that was proposed by Michelle S. Johnson, the president of this non-profit organization. FIRE, the "historical and cultural arts collaborative", is an targeting youth and aiming to enhance a positive change in the community. FIRE optimistically affects the community by promoting programs that improve social justice and hone individuals' authentic self-expression through forms such as: Poetry, Hip-hop, Visual Art, Improv acting, Comedy, Culinary programs, Photography, etc.". This organization strives to attain further attention and participation from the youth in town.