Sunday, December 2, 2012 – 12:00pm
Based on the trailblazing work of Seattle dance educator Anne Green Gilbert, this workshop is for dance teaching artists who have the privilege or desire to teach very young dancers. NY teaching artist Judith Nelson will lead a sample class, including the Brain Dance, early technique, and dancemaking generated by movement stories. There will be time to share theory and practice, and some real live 4-7 year olds to show us how it’s really done!
Judith Nelson, dance artist and educator, danced with the José Limón Dance Company, the David Gordon Pick-Up Company (appearing on PBS’s Dance in America), and many other modern dance companies. She has also toured nationally and internationally, both in musical theatre and as a solo artist. Her extensive work with children includes conducting numerous pre-K–12 school residencies and teaching for a wide variety of community and university arts programs. Judith worked closely with children’s dance pioneer Virginia Tanner in Utah and later with Anne Green Gilbert. She has taught at a number of colleges and universities, most recently as Director of Dance at Auburn University, and serves as secretary of the board for Dance and the Child International/USA. Judith holds a MFA in drama from the University of Arizona and a BFA in dance from the University of Utah. Currently, she is on the faculty of the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, where she teaches young children through teens in creative dance, modern, and ballet. Location: The Performance Garage1515 Brandywine StreetPhiladelphia 19130See map: Google Maps