The Power Company Collaborative
SCAD ID - #184
- • Dance
- Low Country
The Power Company Collaborative (aka PoCoCo) is a group of dance artists committed to creative engagement and exchanges with all people. Choreographer, Martha Brim founded The Power Company in 2000 to "embrace the idea of power for all people" using dance as a means in practice and performance. Under Brim's leadership PoCoCo has received numerous honors, awards and grants to assist in creation recognizing the importance of the work for the past 18 years. PoCoCo's teaching is deeply informed by somatic practices, believing that all bodies dance. Drawing from expertise in movement studies emphasizing physical perception and experience, PoCoCo teaches a broad-spectrum population, from students of all ages, artists across disciplines, incarcerated youth, teachers, to senior adults. Every class is guided by the purpose of cultivating each individual's power. Audiences appreciate and expect PoCoCo's non-traditional approach to dance making and performance. Transforming public spaces such as art galleries, abandoned shops, gardens, parks, and bridges into performances spaces, we challenge conventional aesthetics. PoCoCo's large-scale performance installations collaborating with artists and organizations include: “The Home Project” (2016) Artfields commission; Occupation/Reconstruction” (2015) Historic Columbia Foundation and OneColumbia commission; “My Walk with Kanye” (2013) featured installation in Charleston; and “Pieceworks” (2008) commissioned by 701CCA.