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Quentin has been dancing for almost 20 years and has been featured on many platforms such as The Super Bowl, BET, Zoe's Summer Groove, Telemundo2, The Roof x2, the Florida Fly competition and more.
When Quentin Robinson arrived at Moonlight Lodge for HATCH Big Sky 2016, he had no idea he would be making a global impact within months of HATCH by sharing his talent and passion with a community of refugees in Uganda, and later making plans to connect global networks of students through artistic performance.
Less than one month from saying yes to the idea, Quentin had raised the necessary funding (with significant support from his new HATCH network), and was on his way to bring the creative outlet of dance to the Makavili Refugee Settlement in Uganda.
The results were instantaneous and powerful. Children and adults alike immersed themselves in the moment and gave their all to the choreography, huge smiles on their faces throughout.
From there, bigger ideas erupted about how to do more with this type of interaction. Seeing the transformative power of dance in action set Quentin thinking about ways this type of interaction could help break down cultural barriers between students across the U.S. and around the world. He’s now working toward live projection dance classes and Q&A sessions between kids hundreds, if not thousands, of miles apart. For instance, students in a rural Montana school could ultimately connect and perform with kids living in Uganda. The ultimate goal would be a documentary web series that demonstrates the value of these cross-cultural connections and spreading a global understanding that our similarities far outweigh our divisive differences.