About the Workshop|
World Dance, will begin with an in-class session. In this experiencing workshop,
participants will explore the role of dance in diverse
cultures of the world firsthand by performing simple dances
from different countries. The online portion of
the workshop begins following this session. The
participants will then incorporate
elements of world dance into a lesson plan that addresses the
Academic Content Standards for their grade level.
Every world culture has its own dynamic dance forms: trance
dance of Bali, capoeira of Brail, butoh of
Japan, belly dance of the Middle East, and flamenco of Spain.
India, China and the Pacific Islands have rich and varied
traditions, as do Russia, Ireland and Africa. Dance is part
of a broader cultural heritage and exploring the meaning
encoded in it provides a key to understanding diverse
societies. Students begin by studying the unique aspects of
each dance form on video, followed by the physical learning of
steps, rhythms and movement quality. Further explorations is
encourage through readings and discussion.
Accommodations are made for different skill levels.
addition to a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Multicultural
Dance from New York University, workshop instructor Kathryn Posin
has extensive choreographic experience. Ms. Posin has
choreographed works for Ballet West, the Netherlands Dance
Theater, the Ohio Ballet, the Cincinnati Ballet, and was the first
international choreographer to stage a work for the Cloud Gate
Dance Theater, the national dance company of Taiwan.
Want to know
more about Kathryn Posin? Visit her official webpage
Click Here for another short biography.
Click here for an article in Dance Magazine.
In-class workshop will be held on a Saturday from 9:00 - 5:00.
Sessions of the On-line portion of the course will begin following
Completion of this
course will earn two graduate level credit hours. Credit
is being provided by the University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande,
Click here to view the syllabus.