Pioneering dance theorist Rudolf Laban (1879-1958) developed a way of generating and describing human movement that has become an important tool in dance learning. His Effort/Shape principles offer an array of concepts and vocabulary that can be used to fuel dancing, choreography and discussion. Whether you are familiar with Effort/Shape or if these ideas are new to you, come to TAG for a chance to experiment with shape and space, time and place, and to understand its applications in a wide variety of teaching situations.
How do students all ages of dance articulate dance itself; think about and express what they are doing and seeing?
It is widely acknowledged that critical thinking is an important 21st century skill. Dancers know that it is very much at the heart of dance but it is often hidden. Join in for an opportunity to bring it out into the open.
A.T. Moffett will teach a modern dance class highlighting the ways that critical thinking intersects with dance learning through strategies including partnering, alteration and tracking.
Join DanceTAG for a double workshop on teaching the under-five crowd with two experienced teaching artists. Kaye Fernandez will share her approach to thematic teaching as a means to cognitive, social and emotional skills, developed at Kaleidoscope, Settlement Music School’s award-winning arts-centered pre-school. Loren Groenendaal will draw on her own discoveries as well as insight from her Laban Move-ment Analysis training, work with Reggio-Emilia based schools, and influence from her own childhood teacher Betty Jane Dittmar. Real live children welcome to take part.
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