Sunday, October 25, 2015 – 1:00pm
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 teaching artist Evan Hoffman who will lead us through a successful approach he has developed in his 9-12 grade dance classes. This will be a hands-on session which seeks to nurture students’ critical thinking and creative/expressive movement for the benefit of the world and, of course, the students themselves.
Evan Hoffman is a Philly-based dancer, educator, activist, and DJ. He has a BFA in dance and an EdM in dance education from Temple University. Currently, he teaches and runs the dance program at Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood, PA, teaches modern dance at Philly Dance Fitness, and is working on an evening-length dance theater work based on the music and lyrics of Tracy Chapman. Involved in the Black Lives Matter movement, among a few other justice-centered groups, he believes in art as a tool for social change, as well as empowerment and creative transformation.
Sunday, October 25th, 1-3PMLocation: Philadelphia Dance Academy219 Cuthbert St. 3rd floorPhiladelphia, PA 19106See map: Google Maps