Austin, TX 78702
Ellen Bartel Dance Collective (formerly SpankDance) is an Austin-based contemporary dance company founded by artistic director Ellen Bartel who is continually seeking out, and inspired by, new and evocative ways of presenting dance. The company is dedicated to creating original dance work that asks independent interdisciplinary artist to share contemporary ideas that reflect current issues within the arts, politics, and the world. The work is shown though projects that may either be site-specific, theatre dance, dance festivals, dance on film, works-in-progress, or improvisation. Our mission is based in the belief that community can be built through dance; be it in the studio, theater, or through education, and in doing this contributes to a more democratic and caring society.