Saturday, May 5, 2012 – 3:00pm
Literature is a great springboard for dance-making and exploration. Join TAG for a chance to delve into the connections between dance and language for young children. This workshop will explore the six language arts– reading, writing, speaking, listening, visually viewing, and visually representing, and their relationship to dance through a variety of common creative processes. Visiting teaching artist Mary LaBianca will model a sample class on dance and literacy designed for 6 to 9 year olds, demonstrating an approach which can be adapted to many different teaching situations.
Mary LaBianca is Director of Dance Education at the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts at the Univer-sity of Tennessee at Chattanooga. In addition to teaching dance at the university, she provides mentorship to pre-k through 12th grade educators with arts integration as a professional development model. Mary has an MFA in choreography and performance from Mills College and a Bartenieff Fundamentals certificate from LIMS. She is a former member of the Philadelphia dance community and is excited to be able to return through Dance TAG.Location: The Performance Garage1515 Brandywine St.Philadelphia, PA 19130See map: Google Maps