ajusticenetwork dba Splinter Dance Company is a professional Seattle-based dance company trained in Hip-hop, Breakdance, Contemporary, Jazz, and Lyrical dance. Splinter creates and performs custom repertoire as well as our signature educational pieces.
Diversity Dance Company (DDC) is an educational performing arts company composed of a diverse group of young adults from around the globe who have come together to enhance community awareness of critical social issues. DDC serves public and private schools for all age levels as well as the surrounding communities.
The Splinter Project is a satellite-based group of dancers from Sequim, WA - associated with the Aspire Academy of Expressive Arts. The Splinter Project is dedicated to the development of dancers and performers ages 11-adult, providing intensive training workshops, regular rehearsals, and performance opportunities. As with Splinter Dance, The Splinter Project maintains the underlying vision of using the performing arts as a tool for social change.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
ajusticenetwork recently took Splinter Dance Company on tour to the Tri-Cities to perform DDC's educational repertoire for a handful of schools in the area. The woman who contacted ajusticenetwork and helped us to organize the tour had seen Diversity Dance perform many years ago (under the name Diversity Dance Workshop). She was so inspired at the time by the message the dancers shared, she admitted she had been trying to raise funds to get the company to come back and perform in her school district ever since. Her efforts were hugely successful, and the repertoire from years before was resurrected; the social healing message of DDC was put back on stage in front of Middle and High School students. Students and teachers alike were so moved by the dances that they openly shared episodes of their own life's tests and how our pieces motivated and inspired them - awakening their desire to be part of the solution instead of the problem. While the dancers were on-stage performing, our contact, head of the ESD 123, was already looking for ways to bring the company back next year.
ajusticenetwork is planning future tours to share the healing message of our educational repertoire with schools and communities across the United States. What we are most in need of is funding to get this tour off the ground. Expenses range from flights and inter-city transportation, to costuming and studio rental for rehearsals.