Part of the Oath

Founded by Dr. Colleen Cavanaugh, Part of the Oath is an innovative, youth-driven community arts program that has established itself as a model for engaging and inspiring students with in-school workshops and residencies. Its programs engage participants’ creativity and empower their own agency, giving them tools to create meaningful movement based on original poetry and other texts. Part of the Oath aims to empower students through verse and dance to express and confront issues surrounding body image, gender identity, and isolationism, among many others.

Festival Ballet has conducted Part of the Oath workshops in multiple schools and communities around Rhode Island and South Eastern Massachusetts. For more information, contact Valerie Cookson Botto, Director of Community Engagement by clicking the link below.

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