Throughout the year, Philadelphia Dance Projects presents stimulating and provocative programs, from performances by renowned independent dance artists and companies to film events, workshops, classes, educational programs, and forums for artists, aspiring artists, and students, all geared toward a broad-based audience.
artists and physical theatre makers Tasha Milkman and Maryruth Stine team up to
offer a unique opportunity to discover how silent stories weave strong webs
between performer and audience, action and imagination. This workshop will
include a warm-up and skill building activities in mime and expression that
will explore storytelling, character, and performance. Look forward to short
performances that will change your definition of mime, and absorb new skills
for solo and ensemble pieces.
Come to TAG to learn
about Project Based Learning and how it can be applied to dance from E. Brown.
She uses it as the organizing structure for her teaching at the arts-based
charter school in Chester. PBL involves a “driving question,” research,
collaboration, and performance. She will show clips of her students’ work and
then lead the participants through a sample PBL experience. Publicly funded
after-school arts programs in Philadelphia now require that staff know how to
use PBL. Here’s a great chance to learn more about it.
How do we, as dancers
and educators, help our students navigate, understand, and express through
dance the political, social, and cultural landscapes of the world around them?
What exciting and enlivening creative avenues could we explore with our students,
and where do they lead?
Join Dance TAG for a workshop led by Della
Cowall, experienced teacher of movement for actors. Using voice, text,
singing and movement, Della will lead participants through game structures and
text studies designed to explore meaning-making in movement and
choreography. These techniques and explorations, developed from acting,
physical theater and dance sources, can fuel artistic inquiry as well as enrich
dance teaching. They are lively and fun and are excellent teaching
tools for self-exploration and ensemble-building in settings from middle school throu
There are 250 teaching artists with full-time
dance jobs in the public schools in New York City. Come to TAG for
a workshop with Catherine Gallant, a leading veteran member of this artistic
cohort whose teaching is aligned with NYC’s Blueprint for Teaching and Learning
in Dance, a comprehensive approach that includes dance literacy and arts
integration. Catherine will teach a sample class and demonstrate the activities
she uses to structure her classes and incorporate cultural and historical
material. These ideas can be adapted to many teaching settings, and a