The Other Side of the Window Screen

Welcome to the virtual home of JCWK Dance Lab’s HOMEbody! Make yourself comfortable and click on the links below to create your own adventure. Read our research. Watch the performance of HOMEbody. Listen to our stories. We invite you to open a window into your experiences of home on the other side of your screen.

We’re so excited you’re here!

You can access most of this material for free. Click away! Please pay-what-you-can to watch the 33-minute contemporary dance performance, filmed live in 2019 and 2020. Click here to watch the performance.  

This story begins a long time ago in a land not too far away. Click here to see the start of this journey home. JCWK Dance Lab Director Jessica Warchal-King and visual artist Jake Buczewski joined forces to Rediscover their hometown through a short dance film.

Learn about the artists who opened a window into their stories, creating HOMEbody. For artist bios, click here. 

Go behind the scenes for more elements of the research process. This link will lead you to reflections from some of the artists and members of our communities. Click here. 

Jake Buczewski created a mini-documentary that was shown during the live performances of HOMEbody. Check it out by clicking here. 

Read the published reviews from the 2020 live performance in Philadelphia! Click here. 

Read reflections from our live audience by clicking here.

Complete the audience survey. Click here. 

How do you experience HOME? Click here to share YOUR stories.

For more information about JCWK Dance Lab and Jessica Warchal-King, click here. 

To make a tax- deductible donation in support of JCWK Dance Lab, click here. 

Thank you to all of the individuals and organizations who have made HOMEbody possible! HOMEbody & JCWK Dance Lab have been supported by:

  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
  • Philadelphia Cultural Fund
  • Berks Arts Council
  • Widener University Visual & Performing Arts Department
  • Widener University Summer Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Program
  • Alvernia University Fine & Performing Arts Department
  • Alvernia University Arts Series
  • PhiladelphiaDance.org
  • Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
  • Do It Local Berks
  • Sarah Carlson/ DanceLink
  • Drs. Peter & Judy Warchal
  • Justin & Tristan King
  • Geraldine Buczewski
  • Madeline Miles


Photo by Juliana Wall Photography
Photo by Thomas Wall Photography
Photo by Juliana Wall Photography
Photo by Juliana Wall Photography