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

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 1:00pm

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.

Borrowed from a variety of theater, dance and music artists, these games are adaptable to multiple settings and ages for the dancer and non-dancer. Not serious, not critical, the games encourage a sense of playful human-ism, evoking new ways of thinking, moving, and problem-solving. 


Bethany Formica

Bethany Formica, dynamic dance artist and wood artisan, graduated with a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She has worked with Kevin Wynn, Sean Curran, Pear-sonWidrig DanceTheater, Reactionaries (Co-Director), BoanDanz Action, Silvana Cardell Dance Theater, Nicole Canuso, Megan Mazarick, Melanie Stewart Dance Theater, White Box Theatre, Curt Ha-worth, Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre (Poland), and Sylvain Emard (Montreal), among others. She re-ceived an Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts, Dances in Public Spaces Grant, Rocky Award, and a Fellowship for Choreography from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Bethany is currently teaching at Bryn Mawr College, is a guest choreographer for West Chester University Dance Co. and Woodstock Union High School Yoh Theater Players in Vermont, and the owner of Sawdust Siren. 

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