Danceworks Generations

Danceworks Generations, formerly known as Danceworks Intergenerational Multi-Arts Program (IMAP), builds relationships between students from Milwaukee schools and older adults from assisted living and adult day programs through dance and visual arts instruction.


Danceworks Generations creates access to the arts and improves the lives of two underserved groups: urban youth and older adults. Generations is implemented at urban schools with limited or no arts education programming and nearby assisted living and older adult day programs in the city of Milwaukee.

 

Photo: Christal Wagner

The primary goals of Danceworks Generations are:

  • To build community between intergenerational groups through the creative arts.
  • To improve students’ attitudes toward older adults.
  • To improve older adults’ attitudes toward their own aging.

2016-17 Generations/IMAP Schools: Bruce Guadalupe Community School, Emerson Elementary, Hartford Elementary School, Neeskara School, Vieau School

 

2016-17 Generations/IMAP Adult Sites: Luther Manor—Adult Day Center and Assisted Living, Jewish Home and Care Center, St. John’s on the Lake, United Community Center—Adult Day Center, United Community Center—Senior Center

 

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View the 2015-16 Danceworks
Generations (IMAP) program report.

 

 

 

 

Watch videos from past Generations/IMAP Celebrations:
IMAP Celebration 2014 Clip
IMAP Finale 2014 Clip
Wants and Needs: A Poem Remix
The Golden Rule
Danceworks Performance Company

 

Danceworks Generations is generously funded by:
Helen Bader Foundation
May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust


Questions about Danceworks Generations? Contact Posy Knight, Community Programs Manager, at 414.277.8480 x6012, or via email.