PURELEMENTS AN EVOLUTION IN DANCE
Organized by: Ginell Roberts
Purelement’s Senior dance company is a professional dance ensemble led by Co-Executive Artistic Directors Kevin A. Joseph and Lakai Worrell. The company is a mix of 10-15 seasoned professionals of varied disciplines and backgrounds that perform new and select works throughout the national and international dance arena. Purelements: an Evolution in Dance (“PE”) is a 501(c) (3) performing arts organization founded in 2006, by Kevin A. Joseph and Lakai Worrell. The mission of PE is to use multiple facets of the performing arts as educational tools to evolve and transform the individuals and communities it serves, and to present dynamic performances that are socially relevant and impactful. PE’s mission unfolds through an art-in-education program, a performing arts program and its professional and pre-professional dance companies. Through our programs, we use the arts as a vehicle to support personal development, expose children in underserved communities to careers in the performing arts, support the aspiring artists is serves with developing and refining their talents, and to educate its program participants and audiences on social issues affecting their communities. Through its dance companies, PE delivers high-quality and provocative performances that fuse a variety of dance styles with voice, spoken word and Musical Theater. The Village Voice has described the company’s work as “…a riveting fusion of ballet, hip-hop, and African movement.” Headquartered in Brooklyn New York, PE operates with a staff of four full-time and three part-time employees, and contracts up to 30 teaching artists to support its programs. Please help us raise enough money to purchase our own building for our community, and our children.