Calendar

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.

HULA HOOPS and TAP SHOES: Dance your way to math with Christine Colosimo

FREE
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 1:00pm

Connect to the world of math explored through dance. Hula hoops will lead us to pre-multiplication concepts and tap dance rhythms will take us to multiplication facts, associative and distributive properties, and more. Pick up some learning theory and teaching tools to spark your imagination for connecting academic content to dance. Bring tap shoes if you have them; extra pairs will be provided. These activities are geared towards pre-k through third grade but can be adapted to other settings and populations.

Christine Colosimo is NJ State Certified in both Dance Education and K-5 Ele- mentary Education and has been teaching dance to children for over 30 years. A choreographer, dancer and arts advocate, she is an arts integration specialist, teaching math, science and literacy curricula through dance in public school res- idencies. Christine is also an adjunct professor in dance history at both Rider University and Temple University and is now pursuing a PhD in dance studies at Temple University where she is writing about the modern dancer Erick Hawkins as an early somatics theorist and practitioner.

 

Location: 
Community Education Center (CEC)
3500 Lancaster Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 2155462552

GAME ON! Learning through Movement-based Games with Adina Sosenberg

FREE
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 1:00pm

Calling all folks who would like to play, dance and have fun! Throughout her career, Adina Rosenberg has adapted Marianne Torbert’s work in cooperative games to offer players a dynamic experience that highlights creativity in movement, problem solving, and physical/social/emotional skill-building. The interactive chal- lenge combined with the elimination of competition promotes opportunities for joy and personal success.

Adina Rosenberg is a board-certified dance/movement therapist and licensed profes- sional counselor, specializing in creative arts therapies for children, teens and adults. She is the former Director of Children’s Behavioral Health Services at Interac, Inc., and a Clinical Supervisor in the Behavioral Health Outpatient department at Family Service Association of Bucks County. While studying for her undergraduate degree at Temple University, Adina learned about cooperative games from the work of Marianne Torbert, a former Temple University professor, and over the years has adapted the games to pro- mote the physical and emotional health of children and adults. She has taught coopera- tive games to recreation leaders throughout Philadelphia, physical education teachers, dance/movement therapists and counseling students.

 

 

Location: 
Community Education Center (CEC)
3500 Lancaster Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 2155462552

Past Events

"Dance Games for Community Building, Part II" with Bethany Formica

April 8, 2018 - 1:00pm
Teaser:

Building on her successful 2016 TAG workshop on dance games, Bethany Formica returns with a new collection of games that use play and laughter to enliven the body in completely unexpected ways. Join in for dance games that develop community, connection and communication skills, and encourage all players to have a blast. We’ll be fixing traffic jams, making mistakes, and multitasking together.

“Dance Exchange/Toolbox: Strategies for Creating Movement” with Elizabeth Johnson & Jame McCray

March 25, 2018 - 4:00pm
Teaser:

This workshop will have you moving with meaning, and creating choreography from content. Learn and practice methods for devising original work and generating movement in an environment that cultivates creativity, curiosity, and collaboration. The workshop will focus on tools drawn from the Dance Exchange’s extraordinary toolbox for developing movement and choreography with applications ranging from schools to community work to dance companies. 

STRENGTHENING THE BOND: DANCING FOR FAMILY CONNECTION with Marion Ramírez

March 18, 2018 - 1:00pm
Teaser:

STRENGTHENING THE BOND: DANCING FOR FAMILY CONNECTION with Marion Ramírez

Dawn Pratson, Music Made Visible: Dalcroze Plastique Anime

December 3, 2017 - 1:00pm
Teaser:

Plastique Animé is the art of interpreting a piece of music in movement in a way that makes the music visible. Coming from the music education approach named after Swiss composer and music educator, Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, called Dalcroze Eurhythmics, plastique animé is a tool for deepening students’ musicianship by embodying the music.

WOLF-IN-SKINS ACT 2 A WORK IN PROGRESS SHOWING…

November 29, 2017 - 7:30pm
November 30, 2017 - 7:30pm
Teaser:

WOLF-IN-SKINS   excerpts from the dance opera

NOVEMBER 29 & 30  at 7:30PM
SEI Innovation Studio, Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street
Tickets $10 at the Kimmel Box Office