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A Glocal Celebration: Red Clay Dance Company presents La Femme Dance Festival at the Green Line Performing Arts Center | Newcity Stage
Self-proclaimed movement "artivist" and Chicago-native Vershawn Sanders-Ward has affected the Chicago area dance community in meaningful waysfor the past decade through her Red Clay Dance Company (RCDC). As the Afro-contemporary company's founder and artistic director, Sanders-Ward aims to spur "glocal" change and foster cultural and socioeconomic equity through the performance, creation and teaching of dances from the African Diaspora. Even though her choreography has taken her to international locales. from Toronto to Senegal to the Dance Transmissions Festival in Kampala, Uganda, Sanders-Ward remains dedicated to using global perspectives to foster dance in Chicago. Since the onset of her company's tenth-anniversary season in 2019, Sanders-Ward, as well as fellow curators Lela Aisha Jones, founder of Philadelphia's FlyGround, and Aaliyah Christina, founder of Chicago's Catalyst Movmnt, has been preparing for the third edition of La Femme Dance Festival at the newly established