Art Saves Lives: A Cultural Conversation purposes to offer a conversation of hope and awareness, encouragement and possibility via the universal language of the arts. This project is a collaborative arts exchange partnership between Susan Blair, a Houston-based writer/choreographer/dancer/actor and Patrice Pike, singer/songwriter/musician and co-founder of the Grace Foundation of Texas, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization serving young adult survivors of homelessness. French artist, Eric Oberhoff, choreographer and director of Compagn
ie Humaine, Nice, will join Susan and Patrice as the initial artist collaborators.
As phase one of two phases, this Educational Outreach Arts Exchange brings together artists of the two cities in two performances and five outreach workshops focused on underserved teens and will be presented in a week-long residency in Nice in September 2014. Phase two of the exchange is planned for Houston in 2015.
Date: September 7-14, 2014 (phase one, Nice); 2015 (phase two, Houston)