Social Movement Contemporary Dance (SMCD) promotes social consciousness through creative arts and community engagement by expressing the breadth and depth of the human condition through dance and storytelling.

SMCD believes that its mission statement encapsulates its equity statement; the artistic work and outreach done by the company reflects its grounding in and constant pursuit of equity.


Social Movement Contemporary Dance was founded under the Artistic Directorship of Elijah Alhadji Gibson.  SMCD performs original works that address the cultural boundaries, limitations, and expectations of the human experience. Gibson has a passion for generating thought-provoking work that reflects his belief that dance mirrors how people embrace and/or resist the cultural boundaries, limitations, and expectations laid upon them by social constructs.

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