National Center for Choreography
ARTS & CULTURE | NCCAKRON
National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron (NCCAkron) is a young organization brought into existence through a partnership between the Knight Foundation, The University of Akron, and Dance Cleveland. better_ was engaged to help them define their brand and carve out their presence within the field of dance, Akron, and as a national center.
NEW BRAND LAUNCH
The National Center for Choreography at the University of Akron needed a mark (logo) and framework to convey their ethos. They needed to bring their brand to life. better_ was engaged to lead NCCAkron through a robust discovery process, and then develop and execute their visual identity. Deliverables included: logo, branded materials (business cards, letterhead, digital assets, swag - mugs, banners, buttons, etc.), branded social media assets, and large-scale signage. See this work in motion in the video below.
NCCAkron approached better_ to develop a tech-based audience engagement and learning tool that provided a low-barrier-to-entry solution for audiences to engage more deeply with dance. Through this partnership, we created, tested and launched Dance Chat, a platform that allows for 2-way communication between audience members with questions and dance-insiders who are knowledgeable about inner-workings of a particular show. Audience members pose questions via text message to a short code. Dance Chat Hosts respond. All of the exchanges are captured.
Dance Chat can be used by any company, in any venue and has the potential to benefit everyone - from audience members, to makers and company members, to presenters and funders. Dance Chat aims to deepen engagement and knowledge-sharing universally. Learn how to bring Dance Chat to your venue / next performance by contacting us.
HOW DANCE CHAT WORKS:
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE SHOW?
TEXT QUESTIONS TO
A SHORT CODE
A DANCE INSIDER RESPONDS VIA TEXT
THE CHAT BEGINS!
(your questions are answered in real-time, by a human)
ALL CHATS BECOME USABLE DATA AFTER