Dance Inspires Motion Inspires Change without Words
For artists, imagination is their defense against challenges. ET Projects creates experiential art events to help spread insight, passion, and a concept of creativity accessible to all. Using movement, music, and technology while surrounded by nature, they hope to inspire dialogue, raise consciousness, and invite individuals to transcend boundaries as a larger, creative, and more optimistic community.
This NFT launch is a collaboration with The Assembly Dance, who tapped Demetia Hopkins (Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Broadway) to perform a new solo about origination, survival, and growth. ImaniWorks, the host of the Affrolachian On-Time Music Gathering, developed the original score.
Starting with graceful movement, Ms. Hopkins leads without words and ignites the spontaneous patterns of the community performance. All action is recorded by drones to underscore the significance of looking at oneself from a bird's-eye perspective and to highlight how we intersect and influence others, both intimately and as a larger group.
A Collaboration of Artists is a Collaboration of Community
Nonprofit ET Projects enters the NFT movement as a means to augment its ability to fundraise and continue its mission to provide performance events entirely open and free to the public. In addition, the organization can acknowledge and financially assist many other nonprofit partners who play a fundamental part in the performance and environmental ecosystem. The NFT collection enables growing relationships in astounding directions. The subject is a symbolic abstraction of motion developed for a public event, Ridgeline. This segment of the “launch dance” performed by Demetia Hopkins to an original score by ImaniWorks.org is meant to lead and inspire movement with light, but more importantly to speak to the larger issues of the human role in nature.
A Collection of Artists Collaborates with a Collection of Nonprofits
ET Projects, spearheaded by Elizabeth Turk, unites a team of creative artists. Its mission is the development of public participatory art events bringing communities together. Every project could not exist without the active collaboration of hosting nonprofits. Its most recent event, Ridgeline, is hosted by Oak Spring Garden Foundation and the Piedmont Environmental Council.