This is a short dance performance from FREEDOM, debuted at the University of Missouri St. Louis campus in 2017. A vision inspired by Ferguson, FREEDOM became a two-year creative exploration of human rights. MADCO entertains, educates, and collaborates through innovative dance programming for communities across the nation so audiences don’t just watch dance, they experience it. They are proud to be the professional dance company in residence at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center on the campus of University of Missouri – St. Louis. The company reaches over 30,000 people annually and is known for its high energy, athleticism, and entertaining style that leaves audiences wanting more.

    Since 1976 we have promoted dance with touring concerts and educational programs throughout the United States. Under the Artistic Direction of Stacy West, MADCO has a commitment to collaborations and to commissioning work that makes an impact. Through groundbreaking choreography coupled with relevant education and community outreach, MADCO shares physical, honest, intellectual, and emotional communication with those who experience it. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at