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Communicating in Partnerships through Dance

Last changed: 05/01/2018 1:37pm
5 , 6 , 7 , 8 Dance Theatre Music Phy. Education Visual Art
Dance English
Arts/PE Program Alignment
2 other
The first day is a 45 minute lecture demonstration (in-gymnasium performance). The second day is a 90 minute workshop. We have also combined the workshop days and now offer a 2.25 hour master workshop (in one day) as an option.
Combo In-School Performance & In-School Workshop Combo In-School performance (intended for individual classes of a grade level to experience separately)
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DATES AVAILABLE: October 2018: 4, 5, 17, 18, 19 November 2018: 7, 8, 9 December 2018: 6/7 & 12/13/14, January 2019: 16, 17, 18, 30, 31 February 2019: 1, 6, 7, 8 May 2019: 16, 17, 29, 30, 31 June 2019: 5, 6 *Because we are traveling from NYC, we have also combined the workshop days and now offer a 2.25 hour master workshop (in one day) as well. This option is preferred for scheduling & potential weather rescheduling purposes. Alternative dates have been made available for weather-related or emergency rescheduling. To be discussed closer to the booked workshop date, if necessary.
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Dancers, Music, Costumes, Lecture Materials, if any
Gymnasium or similar space, Speaker system with i-Pod jack for music
Gymnasium, Audio, Place for kids to sit, Microphone if necessary
•I CAN create artistic material based on my ideas
•I CAN be a trustworthy partner
•I CAN problem-solve within the creative process
•I CAN prepare and train for this type of collaborative work
•I CAN better my communication skills with a partner
•I CAN be a good teammate and listen to my partner's ideas
•I CAN communicate my ideas through movement
B/S P's “Et Tu” workshop dives into the communication skills necessary to undertake fun and successful partnership; problem solving within the creative process; how we develop artistic material, from conception to creation; and how to prepare for partner work. “Et Tu” is an athletic duet that requires trusting one's partner both physically and emotionally, and our workshop will include trust-building exercises that will support students' teamwork and communication skills in all classes--especially physical education, music, theater, and dance. For the first visit, totaling 45 minutes, we will perform our duet, “Et Tu” for the classroom, preferably in the gymnasium. Performing artists will provide the dancers, music, costumes and lecture material for Day 1, and the school will be responsible for supplying a sound system. The performance’s content will address how we as a company and collaborative create artistic material based on a concept, partnering trust, communication between partnerships in the work environment, problem solving within the creative process, and how to safely and intelligently train for this type of work. We will conclude the first day by teaching a portion of the warm-up, which will prepare the students for their workshop experience on Day 2. This will be the 90-minute partnering workshop (also in the gymnasium), where students will be led through a series of exercises, including simple, safe, yet fun ‘tools’, guiding them to ultimately create their own duets. Day 2 will conclude with a showing of all the creations, giving each partnership the time to explain how they came up with their concept and were able to achieve it through movement. *This program has also been done as one-day, 2.25 hour master class and is offered as an option as well, all components still included*

Grade 5

Grade 5: Speaking & Listening: Comprehension & Collaboration: 1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. c. Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.
Grade 5: Dance: Connecting: Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art. a. Compare two dances with contrasting themes. Discuss feelings and ideas evoked by each. Describe how the themes and movements relate to points of view and experiences
Grade 5: Dance: Performing: Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation. c. Collaborate with peer ensemble members to repeat sequences, synchronize actions, and refine spatial relationships to improve performance quality. Apply feedback from others to establish personal performance goals.

Grade 6

Grades 6: Speaking and Listening: Comprehension and Collaboration #1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. c. Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.
Grade 6: Speaking and Listening: Comprehension and Collaboration #2: Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
Grade 6: Dance: Performing: Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation. A. Refine partner and ensemble skills in the ability to judge distance and spatial design. Establish diverse pathways, levels, and patterns in space. Maintain focus with partner or group in near and far space.
Grade 6: Dance: Connecting: Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art. A. Observe the movement characteristics or qualities observed in a specific dance genre. Describe differences and similarities about what was observed to one’s attitudes and movement preferences.

Grade 7

Grades 7: Speaking and Listening: Comprehension and Collaboration #1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. d. Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views.
Grade 7: Speaking and Listening: Comprehension and Collaboration #2: Analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study
Grades 7: Dance: Performing: Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation. A. Expand movement vocabulary of floor and air pattern designs. Incorporate and modify body designs from different dance genres and styles for the purpose of expanding movement vocabulary to include differently designed shapes and movements for interest and contrast
Grades 7: Dance: Connecting Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art. A. Compare and contrast the movement characteristics or qualities found in a variety of dance genres. Discuss how the movement characteristics or qualities differ from one’s own movement characteristics or qualities and how different perspectives are communicated.

Grade 8

Grades 8: Speaking and Listening: Comprehension and Collaboration #1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas addressing their own clearly. d. Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented.
Grade 8: Speaking and Listening: Comprehension and Collaboration #2: Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.
Grades 8: Dance: Performing: Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation. C. Direct energy and dynamics in such a way that movement is textured. Incorporate energy and dynamics to technique exercises and dance performance. Use energy and dynamics to enhance and project movements.
Grades 8: Dance: Connecting Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art. a. Relate connections found between different dances and discuss the relevance of the connections to the development of one’s personal perspectives.