Founded in 1998, by Vanessa Young-Manley Chosen Vessels Dance (CVD) is a performance ensemble ministry dedicated to exploring the use of cultural expression as a catalyst for social change and spiritual growth. When you experience CVD at work, you allow yourself to be totally transformed by the renewing of your mind because the dance literally imparted live and in living color. CVD artistic concept fuses the dance, drama, music, and the spoken word.
CVD engages in extensive community-based programming, encouraging cultural activity as an inherent part of community life. In training aspiring and seasoned artists, CVD gives equal consideration to an artist’s creative, social, and spiritual concerns.
CVD’s Community Mission Projects partner CVD with local presenters, area artists, community residents, and local churches to bring the untold and under told histories of their communities forward through performance art. It is this community-focused vision that drives the aesthetic of CVD, and solicits a collective nod of “Amen” from a diverse audience of fans.