Social Movement Contemporary Dance Theater (SMCDT) promotes social consciousness by expressing the breadth and depth of the human condition through dance and storytelling.
"I think it is important to share our experiences; only then can we begin to understand each other. I am a storyteller at heart, and passionate about presenting work that addresses the human condition."
- Artistic Director Elijah Alhadji Gibson
Social Movement Contemporary Dance Theater (SMCDT) presents original work to diverse audiences that addresses the cultural boundaries, limitations, and expectations of the human experience. The artists that comprise SMCDT embrace diversity and inclusivity. They cultivate the company's versatile aesthetic through their range of styles and techniques.
Committed to representation within dance education, SMCDT has developed programs that challenge prevailing narratives of the roots of popular western dance forms. Both our long-term immersive programs and our lecture-demonstrations address the diversity of students, as well as the diversity of dance.