BalletCollective brings together artists, poets, composers, choreographers, and designers to collaborate as equals, exchanging ideas to absorb each others’ influence throughout the creation of distinctive works of art. Founded by Troy Schumacher in 2010, BalletCollective has produced the collaborative work of over 30 artists.
At the heart of BalletCollective lies process. Artists from different genres come together and gather ideas that are important to them as a group—a collective—encouraged to think outside of what it is they usually do. In multiple combinations a composer considers graphic art, a choreographer the structure of a poem, a photographer the rhythm of a piece of music.
Each collective work develops its own organic cross-pollination process as work goes forward on a piece, with each artist asked to contribute to the work of the others and physically and digitally share what they are doing as sketches, concepts, writings, ideas, movement or measures of music. The collective effort is combined and refined, and ultimately presented to audiences. Each work’s creative life does not end at performance, but continues to be re-conceived as long as the work remains performed.
BalletCollective is available for booking. To inquire, email BalletCollective@gmail.com