To the Source: Exploring Energy and Movement with Dance Exchange’s Cassie Meador

Behind every product we use, every light we plug in, every shower we take, there is a distance that has been traveled, and a story that can be shared. What would you walk 500 miles for? Dance Exchange Artistic Director Cassie Meador recently completed a 500-mile self-powered physical journey to explore the sources of energy that power her home in Washington, D.C.

Please join the Center for American Progress and Dance Exchange for a lunchtime discussion to explore how this journey will inform Meador’s creative process as she builds the dance work, "How To Lose a Mountain," to premiere in Spring 2013; and how energy resources and technologies in the United States are developed, maintained and modified. Dance, culture, and energy policy intersect in this hour-long event that will include video and still images from Cassie’s walk, and short performance selections by Dance Exchange. This event is part of the Center for American Progress American Idea Project.

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Marlene Cooper Vasilic, Director of Events and Outreach, Center for American Progress

Distinguished speakers:
Cassie Meador, Artistic Director, Dance Exchange
Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy, Center for American Progress

Alyssa Rosenberg, Culture Blogger, Think Progress


Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Additional information

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.