Dancing Histories

Teaching Artist: Sarah Council

Note: This program can only be delivered virtually.

Dancing Histories is a 3-5 day virtual creative dance residency that studies a pivotal historical event through movement and collaborative dance making. Classroom teachers and the Teaching Artist will work together to identify an area of focus drawn from current classroom curriculum. Over the course of this residency, students will:

– Explore a moment in history, identifying sequence of events, contributing factors, and consequences.
– Connect to the material through stories of individuals living at the time, imagining what it would be like to be a witness to these events.
– Explore these ideas through movement utilizing the elements of dance (shape, time, space, and quality) and dance making structures such as tableaux.
– Work independently and collaboratively to create original choreography inspired by these explorations.
– Perform and observe these small group dances within the classroom/online setting.

Audience: Grades K-12
Format: Residency
Curriculum Connections: Social Studies/Culture
Teaching Artist: Sarah Council

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