Sunday, May 5, 2013 – 1:00pm
Drawing on the work of pioneering composer/music educator Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950), Karen Clemente will lead a workshop that harnesses the power and delight of rhythm. Karen will share interesting and complex movement activities that she learned from the leading Dalcroze expert David Frego (taught with his permission) as well as her own. Great ideas to incorporate into all sorts of teaching!
Dr. Karen Clemente, Professor of Dance at Ursinus College, founded the dance program at Eastern University where she served as Dance Program Director for 22 years. She is the Co-Director of Feet First Dance Center in Phoenixville, PA, performed with the Sybil Dance Company of Philadelphia, and has worked with the PA State Dept. of Education in the development of dance curriculum guidelines and academic standards for dance education. Her research interests include K- post secondary dance education, kinesthetic learning across the curriculum, dance improvisation and autobiography, and dance and spirituality. Her recent awards include: Outstanding Dance Educator for Higher Education by the National Dance Education Org (2009), Creative Hands and Voices Award by the Neighborhood Interfaith Movement in Philadelphia (2010), and Professor of the Year at Eastern University (2012).Location: Performance Garage1515 Brandywine St.Philadelphia, PA 19130See map: Google Maps