with Project Knitwell & Kelly King
- Saturday, March 25th, 12:30-4:30pm
Please note that the Saturday, March 25th workshop has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconveience.
Join us as Project Knitwell and Kelly King co-host a special Spring workshop to foster wellness, comfort, and community.
We will begin the day with a potluck lunch, have a group Knitalong session to work on knitting projects, and we will complete the afternoon with a 1.5-hour special Moving Dialogues workshop with Kelly King
Patterns kits of various prices and difficulties will be available with a donation to Project Knitwell. They will also have yarn and knitting supplies on hand for purchase. Kits will include all yarn and materials necessary to complete each project. You may also bring your own project to work on during our Knitalong. Trained instructors from Project Knitwell will be on hand to help new knitters and to assist experienced knitters. Beginners are welcome!
Kelly King will end the day with a 1.5 hour Moving Dialogues workshop where we will answer the question: What is My Truth? We will use yarn to weave toether our stories. We encourage you to bring a knitted item that best reflects you.
Please RSVP below or contact us at 202.483.8600 to help us plan.
Suggested donation: $35 (includes Moving Dialogues workshop)
Our programs are open to the community and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.
About Project Knitwell
Project Knitwell is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that brings the joy of knitting to those facing stressful situations. Currently, Project Knitwell operates in the Washington, DC metro area at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH), Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), Inova Alexandria Hospital, and Virginia Hospital Center. It also offers knitting lessons and regular drop in knitting sessions to community groups that serve populations facing stressful situations. These have included the John L Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents, PAIL (DC/DelMar VA Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network), and Camp Friendship and Camp Fantastic, summer camps for children/young adults with cancer.
About Kelly King
Kelly King, Founder/Artistic Director of Contradiction Dance, makes dances for theatre, film, stage, and street... and all the places people go in-between. Playing in several artistic sandboxes at once, while teasing the line between art & entertainment, Kelly brings a collage of interests to each endeavor. For over 10 year she has worked with teachers and students on adaptive movement bringing dance to all types of students. She has founded three danced schools, including the CityDance Center at Strathmore (2004) and Contradiction Dance (2007), led countless professional development workshops for educators nationwide, consulted for the DC Collaborative for the Arts and Humanities (2006-2008), and served St. Mary’s College of Maryland teaching all levels of improvisation, composition, jazz and modern dance (2006-2009).
Currently, Kelly teaches beginners through professional levels of dance to students ranging from pre-school to senior citizens, including adults with disabilities. She also leads Moving Dialogues workshops to engage and empower non-dancers in the artistic process through their own writing and movement. As a trainer in arts integration, she leads workshops designed to create the next generation of master educators for the Learning Alliance (Florida) and Story Tapestries (Nationwide). Kelly has performed nationally and internationally for several companies, most notably: Contradiction Dance (Artistic Director), CityDance Ensemble (Associate Director), Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Echo Park Contemporary Ballet, and JazzDanzDC. She has performed with production companies, including Cirque du Soleil, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Cast of Thousands.
Choreography Credits include: Kennedy Center: Objects of Hope; The Phillips Collection: In the Flesh, Shapes in Space; Round House Theatre: The Talented Mr. Ripley, Lord of the Flies; Over The Line Festival: Objects of Hope, Homemade; Source Festival: Hallmark Dreams, Other Life (Film); St. Mary's College: Polaroid Stories, Dancing on the Earth, Objects of Hope; Adventure Theatre: The Little Engine That Could; Forum Theatre: Bobrauschenbergamerica; Constellation Theatre: The Love of the Nightingale, Scapin, The Fire and the Rain; GEICO: Annual Benefits (Film); Anacostia Arts Center: Walk a Mile; Site Specific: #DanceAboutDC series, BOUNDARIES.
Kelly serves the creative community as an educator, choreographer, consultant, advocate and audience member. www.contradictiondance.com