Arc of Monroe’s Community Arts Connection to Perform The Beatles’s “Come Together”
Dance performance will happen July 1 at 11 a.m. at The Strong National Museum of Play
ROCHESTER, NY – “Come together… right now!” That is the message being celebrated by The Arc of Monroe’s dance troupe, A Moving Experience.
Part of The Arc’s Community Arts Connection (CAC) day service program, the troupe will perform a dance performance of “Come Together,” the Beatles’ hit song from their 1969 album Abbey Road, on Friday, July 1 at 11 a.m. at The Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square Drive, Rochester. The performance is free with your museum admission fee.
“The troupe wanted this performance to be about ‘coming together’ and presenting a message of peace and love,” said Dance Coordinator Carly Cerasuolo.
After the troupe picked a theme, they figured out the Rochester locations in which they wanted to perform – The Strong Museum of National Play was at the top of the list.
CAC gives people with intellectual and developmental disabilities opportunities to learn new skills, build lasting friendships and give back to their community. A Moving Experience is composed of CAC participants with a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Together they create a professional troupe that shines.
“It’s so fun - they are just so professional,” said Cerasuolo. “Each of their abilities are varied, but they are really good at coming up with their own moves and coming together to create chorography – they are doing some very technical moves. They chose “Come Together” because they felt it was important to ‘come together’ as a community during these difficult times. To them, this represents who they are and who they are.”
About The Arc of Monroe
The Arc of Monroe has been working passionately for over 65 years to enhance the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc shines a light on abilities of the people it supports – over 1,400 people in 40 locations throughout Monroe County. The Arc works to empower the people in its programs, providing them with meaningful social development, supported employment, residential community living and enrichment opportunities. Learn more at ArcMonroe.org.