Come Share Ground with us between the Southside of Chicago, Prescott, AZ, and Baghdad, Iraq!!!

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Why Create Sharing Ground?

See more HERE about why do this with Iraq?

Why do this on the southside of Chicago?

Just notice the similarities in vocabulary between ballet and southside footwork – petite allegro in both for instance!

An example of the caliber of professional dancers that will be auditioned for the Sharing Ground Dance company, as well as how a choreographic process can use creative placemaking, reclaim community and narratives.

Click Here For Credits and More Information on This Video.

How Is Sharing Ground Going To Happen?

Looking for the next big, new technology to INVEST in that will LAST, AND help people globally?

We IDEALLY want 430 technology spaces run by trained community personnel built across the southside of Chicago in local neighborhoods, three in the Prescott, AZ area, and one in Baghdad, Iraq near their Performing Arts and Ballet School. This will allow access in people’s neighborhoods who feel called to train, inform, and perform with the professional company in this work.

At the same time these technology spaces will also infuse NEW industry into these communities allowing unprecedented, creative, unlimited ways the Corporate, Arts, Entrepreneurial, Science, Entertainment, Education, Movement Sciences, and Government sectors can engage with each other citywide, regionally, nationally, and internationally!!!

These technology movement spaces will be sustainable long after our year-long project is done. They will be able to be used for ANY movement practice people want to do in real-time, two-way live feed including moving body gun safety target practice, a new kind of gun therapy, with a buddy in the next town, or a rival in another country.

“In some cases, people take others with them in anything from domestic murder to mass shootings. The root as to why these sometimes occur is described in detail under the “why” above. There are also mental diagnoses, hate crimes, terrorism, and sometimes never having access to training in moving target safety gun practice, much less time to contemplate how violence is a disease that is contagious. To really be mindful of when, and who to shoot…which may be never in one’s life, too many times in one’s life. Either way, know how to shoot JUST the target you want, and be very clear as to WHY in your spirit, body, and mind you are shooting that target“.
Mary Heller – Artistic Director, CEO, Choreographer, Dance Educator, Scholar, Dancer, and Wellness Advisor.

Exploring how people can live in peace, and knowledge with guns amongst each other will be included to inform Sharing Ground’s choreographic process. Thus, people will be able to rent these spaces to heal themselves, and each other, doing WHATEVER movement practice they choose with others live feed in a safe space. This can include for the first time to the public moving, safety target gun practice which requires regular target safety gun practice at a shooting range, then once at the level to practice shooting when moving coming to a Sharing Ground IT supported space to practice when moving.

Have multiple effects in philanthropy, the art of dance, unprecedented gun target safety moving practice, therapy, hundreds of kids, and adults in two countries, and three locations?


Social, synergy, financial capital

Come to our Dance/Technology performance demonstration, informational meeting!!!

Show up live geographically, or one, two-way live-feed at
Business Assistance Center
221 N. Marina Street, Suite 201, Prescott, AZ, 86301


Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center
The School of Homer Bryant
47 W Polk St. Suite 100-105
Chicago, IL 60605-2085

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016    2 – 4:30pm MST
4 – 6:30pm CST






A new DANCE informed globally by YOU, built locally with us, and at the same time healing A.C.E – Adverse Childhood Experiences, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A.C.E. (Click for more on ACE, Adverse Childhood Experiences) are the number one killer of young adolescents and adults: brain altering from childhood trauma.

Studies suggest that for adults, “trauma informed” therapy — which can center on art, yoga or mindfulness training — can help with the medical condition of “Adverse Childhood Experiences”.

Dance, music, and choreographic processes are art, athletic movement, and mindful experiences. They happen to allow the full, complete expression, and release of the human emotional spectrum, including those from traumatic experiences!!

Guest artists and crew will fully express, and fully release such emotions within training, rehearsing and performing!!!

People who have not noticed their ACE, Adverse Childhood Experiences, much less fully expressed, and healed them, can ALLOW genes to express for many diseases including depression, cancer, COPD, heart, stroke, and suicide attempts without even being aware they are doing this……

“Sometimes people take others with them in anything from domestic murder to mass shootings. This is the root of some mental diagnoses, hate crimes, and terrorism. Violence can be a projection of the immense pain we are engulfed in within ourselves. Mindful, movement art may be able to help heal such trauma.”

Mary Heller – Artistic Director, CEO, Choreographer, Dance Educator, Teaching Artist, Scholar, Dancer, and Wellness Advisor.

Who Is Sharing Ground?

Sharing Ground Is You!

Inviting local Southside of Chicago, Prescott, AZ, and Baghdad, Iraqi high school, and all age’s adults who feel CALLED to do this training, rehearsing and performing who have no access to do so. They will be our guest artists along with the professional Sharing Ground Dance Company, and YOU online telling us what choreographic elements you want in this evening-length work, donating to the people you love transforming within the process, and spreading info about this project online, and in your community!

Mary Heller

Mary Heller

Founder, Artistic Director, CEO

See Mary’s Bio HERE!



Victor Landers

Victor Landers

Partner, Promoter

Victor is a 30-year gun merchant of NYC, THE person who popularized Hip Hop in the entertainment industry, and IS Victor the GREAT!

ONCE the actual choreography begins and depending on what you can donate to share YOUR ground of artistic input, you are invited to enter your choices of choreographic tools above which YOU want to see in a phrase each time we post a rehearsal video!

Don’t worry, we WILL keep track of your donation,

and email to remind you to select your choices!!


Yup, made right here, planet earth, between ALL of us!

$1 – $5 – any one space, time or energy element

$6 – $10 – any two space, time or energy elements

$11 – $20 – any three space, time or energy elements

$21 – $30 – any four space, time or energy elements

$31 – $40 – any five space, time or energy elements

$41 – $50 – any six space, time or energy elements

$51 – $60 – any seven space, time or energy elements

(higher amount choices to come!)


See 42 other veteran, national and international USA choreographers of Ballet, Modern, Post-Modern and Contemporary Dance do these Space, Time, Energy, and Choreographic Tools below!  IN DEEP GRATITUDE TO MITCHELL ROSE FOR PRODUCING, EDITING AND CREATING THIS VIDEO!!!

Mary Heller Dance on Stage

What Is Sharing Ground?

To co-create an original CHOREOGRAPHIC evening-length work of art via technology spaces for low-latency, two-way, live-feed.

From each brick and mortar place over the highest quality of two-way live feed so as to see the dancing, integrating movement and internet technologies (YOU may want to RENT these future spaces/personal for your OWN creating, business needs, etc.)

The first few months of what the choreographic process will be in order to create the product:

  • Over 40 years ago the chosen dance form by the Performing Arts & Ballet School in Baghdad, Iraq was Ballet.
  • Over 40 years ago the chosen music form by the Performing Arts & Ballet School in Baghdad, Iraq was European Classical Music.
  • Therefore, for the first few months the weekly training for invited guest artists with the professional dance company, and crew in each location to create this product will include:
  • Welcoming call & response song
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Heller Barre Practice® and Homer Bryant ballet Floor Barre, ballet barre, adagio, petite allegro, grande allegro, and reverence.
  • Musical instrument of choice, and/or voice training
  • Urban Bush Women led trust experience
  • Victor Landers virtual, real-time Gun SAFETY target practice within situational situations
    • What does it really mean to live with, and without a gun?
    • How do we ALL tell the story of what we want our own world to be like with guns existing in it, and for others, no guns existing in it, both ways, together.
    • “Better to have it, and not need it, then to not have it, and need it.” -Victor the GREAT Landers!
  • Witnessing each other’s story, and RE-TELLING a NEW one if needed
  • Closing meditation
  • Any guest artist wanting job training in the building and maintenance of the spaces, technology, marketing, teacher training in meditation, yoga, ballet, music, voice, storytelling, choreography, etc.

When Is Sharing Ground Happening?

Throughout a yearlong global, and local community engagement. To begin once IDEALLY 430 technology spaces are built across the southside of Chicago in local neighborhoods, three in the Prescott, AZ area, and one in Baghdad, Iraq.

Where Is Sharing Ground Happening?

Built between USA choreographer Mary Heller, and other professional artists on the south side of Chicago, IL, Prescott, AZ and Bagdad, Iraq. To happen IDEALLY between 430 technology spaces across the southside of Chicago in local neighborhoods, three in the Prescott, AZ area, and one in Baghdad, Iraq. Showings in progress will be posted online weekly, and a live-feed, geographically live performance at the end of our year-long choreographic process.


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