MODOS Dance Company will strive to cultivate exceptionally trained and spiritually uplifted dancers guided by their four pillars: FOUNDATION, RELATIONSHIP, FAITH, and EXPRESSION. MODOS uses a dance/movement therapy approach to provide a space for expression, personal growth, and self-discovery.
MODOS will build an enduring foundation and foster meaningful relationships through the freedom and promotion of self-expression. The company will become an epicenter within the community, where everyone, especially Chicago’s under-served communities, are allotted a safe space to begin their personal transformation.
Holistic Exploration: Define oneself and connect with one's being through introspective movement.
Collaborative Exploration: Define how one connects with others through kinesthetic empathy-focused movement.
Reflective Exploration: Define how one connects with the universe through reflective movement.
Creative Exploration: Define and tell one's story through integrated movement.
I am, We are, Life is ... MODOS
MODOS was shaped through a profound awakening in understanding that movement is an integral piece of every culture’s foundation making it inseparable from the way people connect with themselves, others, and the universe. Through experiences with dance in many countries all around the world, there was a desire to bring global, culturally rich and holistic dance opportunities to the community from what ultimately changed the way the world was experienced for the founders. Thus MODOS, meaning just that “the way” in Portuguese, was born.