100 Minutes of Dance
100 Minutes of Dance is a site-specific social experiment and dance performance that aims to use dance to foster social connection and help raise money and food, for people in need during the COVD-19 pandemic. For the duration of 100 minutes a day, dancer and performing artist Diana Crum will perform in the storefront window, inviting passersby to dance with her from a safe social distance. For every minute of shared dance with a stranger, Diana Crum will donate either $1 directly to her dance partner, or match their contribution and donate $2 to the City Harvest organization. This playful game-like performance will last until her 100 minutes of shared dancing is completed for the week. These performances will be following CDC guidelines for social distancing.
About the Artist
Diana Crum is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, dancer, teacher, administrator, and advocate. The roles overlap and inform one another. Her choreography has been presented in New York, Atlanta, Germany, and Mexico, among other places. In New York, presenters include Danspace Project, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Dixon Place, CPR-Center for Performance Research, Roulette, and 92nd Street Y, among others. Her work considers both context and community. She has made site-specific work, commissioned by loveDANCEmore (Salt Lake City) and Chashama (NYC). Plus, she has created platforms for multi-generational collaborative performance events, including “On a Sunday Afternoon,” (2016, Drew University) and “AUNTS, nieces, nephews and grandparents “ (2014, Abrons Art Center). Currently, Crum serves as Movement Research Dance Makers in the Schools Program Director and Dance Chair at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts. She also works with ArtsConnection, Brooklyn Arts Council, and New Jersey Performing Arts Center as a teaching artist for PreK-12 students and teachers. MFA in Dance, Hollins University. BA in Dance, Columbia University.