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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.

What's Your Angle? Lessons Learned from Mixing Geometry and Dance with Toni Duncan

Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 12:00pm

*note this Dance TAG is from 12noon to 2pm 

This workshop will take you through a series of lessons developed to boost middle school students’ love and success in math, specifically geometry. Toni Duncan has developed and fine-tuned a dance unit that focuses on angles, triangles, circles, diameters and circumferences. The concepts are supported and enriched by artistic experiences. Pre- and post-tests support her observation that the students get it! Come get it for yourself!

Toni Duncan has been a dance faculty member at the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School’s Center for Performing and Fine Arts since 2011. She earned her MA in Dance Education from the University of Northern Colorado and holds a BA in Dance and a BS in Marketing from DeSales University. She has taught at Feet First Dance Center in Phoenixville since 1999. Toni enjoys integrating dance with academic subjects, form math to poetry. 

Location: 
Cardell Dance Studio
1713 Melon Street
Philadelphia, PA

Temporary Communities as Sources for Dancemaking with Rachel Repinz

Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 1:00pm

Whether we are aware or not, we form temporary communities all the time, when we are eating, shopping, waiting somewhere or walking on city street. Rachel Repinz has been focusing on the idea of temporary communities in her work, developing improvisation and performance structures with the help of easily available technology. In this workshop she shares this process that has been successful with teens to adults, in informal and professional settings, to mine this communal wellspring. 

Rachel DeForrest Repinz is a New York-based dancer, choreographer, teaching artist, and creative director. Rachel received a BA in Dance from SUNY Buffalo State College, and is an MFA candidate in Temple University. Rachel has presented her work nationally and internationally, at venues including the Decolonizing Bodies: Engaging Performance conference at UWI Barbados, National Dance Education Organization, Dance and the Child International, the Institute of Dance Artistry and more. In the past year, Rachel has been honored to perform in works by Dr. S. Ama Wray using Embodiology techniques, Awilda Sterling-Duprey, and as a principal dancer for Enya Kalia Creations. Rachel has created works for the UN’s World Water Day, Utah All State Dance Ensemble, the Buffalo State Dance Theatre Company, and more. Rachel’s newest work All You Can Eat! is set to premiere in Philadelphia in Fall 2020. To keep up to date with Rachel and view an archive of her past works, visit her at @RachelandDancers on Instagram

Location: 
Cardell Dance Studio
1713 Melon Street
Philadelphia, PA