Kairos Alive!

Minneapolis, MN   |  www.kairosalive.org

Mission

Our mission is to transform lives through dance and story. In supporting the artistic work of Maria Genné, we share her vision of intergenerational, interactive participatory dance theater, and promote its power to nurture, heal, and create community among all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds.

Ruling year info

2003

Director / Founder

Maria DuBois Genné

Main address

3407 West 44th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55410 USA

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Formerly known as

Kairos Dance Theatre

EIN

81-0551482

NTEE code info

Dance (A62)

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Dancing Heart™

Dancing Heart™ – a nationally-recognized, evidence-based program which vitally engages older adults of all abilities – including those who are physically frail, with dementia, Parkinson’s and mid-to-late stage Alzheimer’s – in weekly arts participation and health education through interactive dance, music and storytelling. We bring Kairos Alive! Dancing Heart™ to long term care and assisted living facilities, adult day care and senior community centers in the form of 90-minute sessions. Our work puts elders at the center of community life, and has shown to positively improve the health of participants.

Facilitated by the Kairos core artist team, designed by Master teaching artist Maria Genné, the sessions are designed as a creative collaboration between participants, caregivers and professional artists where the boundaries between performer and audience are dissolved. The program offers in-depth arts interaction in which participants are taught the languages of dance, story and theater, and arts & health education. Stimulated by movement and music, participants share experiences and memories that become the basis of dance and storytelling.

Population(s) Served

Intergenerational Dance Hall™ – a revival of the dance hall as the community intersection of artistic, physical and social involvement – designed for all ages and abilities (ages 1-101), with elders at the center. These intergenerational, intercultural events feature live music performed by professional musicians, and participatory dance, story and theatre – intended to promote arts participation, health education and personal and community well-being.

These Intergenerational Dance Halls™ build upon the Kairos Alive! Dancing Heart™ program, and provide opportunities for people ages 1-101 to share their creativity – no matter their abilities – with their peers, families and friends in an inclusive and lively event with live music, dancing and storytelling. They are designed as a creative collaboration between participants and professional artists where the boundaries between performer and audience are dissolved.

Population(s) Served

Community Arts and Wellbeing™ Residencies – are custom implementations of Kairos Choreography of Care™ programs, designed to promote intergenerational community coherence and leadership development. Residencies are developed in collaboration with participating arts, healthcare, Tribal, education and social service organizations. The result is an integrated, interactive arts, health and creative aging program designed for specific community needs.

Kairos Alive! Community Arts and Wellbeing™ Residencies are modeled after our national award winning Arts and Health and Creative Aging programs featured in the 2012 PBS documentary Arts and the Mind. They build individual and community wellbeing for older adults and the intergenerational communities in which they live. These programs create verifiable health benefits and promote self-reliance, aging with independence, and relationships between youth, elders and families.

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Moving Well™ Training and Education
A custom-designed training and education series of the Kairos Alive! Choreography of Care™ model for those involved with intergenerational or older adult programs, from caregivers to top leadership and everyone in-between. Includes framework, research, lectures, videos, Moving Well™ training book, and practical opportunities for interactive participation and observation. Focus can be customized to intergenerational models; caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease or other neuro-cognitive impairments; and people of all ages with developmental disabilities.

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Awards

Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver Legacy Award - Creative Expression 2011

Family Caregiver Alliance and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation

Mind Alert Award 2008

American Society on Aging and MetLife Foundation

Award for Excellence in Program Innovation 2007

Archstone Foundation and the Gerontological Health Section of the American Public Health Association

Financials

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Kairos Alive!

Board of directors
as of 02/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Gary Oftedahl

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

Term: 2014 -

Maria Genné

Joan Semmer

The Semmer Group

Gary Oftedahl

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

Brenna Galvin

Maser, Amundson, Boggio & Hendricks, PA

Leni deMik