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.  


Social Movement Contemporary Dance was founded under the Artistic Directorship of Elijah Alhadji Gibson. Gibson's creative process stems from personal experiences and current issues that directly affect him, as well as the systems surrounding him. He 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. It is this passion that moved Gibson to start Social Movement Contemporary Dance the summer of 2018.