Dancing the Painting

Teaching Artist: Sarah Council

Note: This program can only be delivered virtually.

Dancing the Painting is a 3-5 day virtual creative dance residency that explores and responds to a work of visual art through dance making. This residency is directed by dance educator and choreographer Sarah Council. Students will discover that both visual art and dance are powerful modes of expression that utilize line, texture, imagery, point of view, and perspective.

Over the course of this residency, students will:
– Study a masterpiece of visual art, observing color, line, imagery, texture, and perspective. Afterwards, they will explore these ideas through movement utilizing the elements of dance (shape, time, space, and quality).
– Work independently and in small groups 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: English/Language Arts
Teaching Artist: Sarah Council

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