Communicating in Partnerships through Dance (elementary)

Last changed: 05/28/2019 11:34am
5 Phy. Education Dance Visual Art Theatre Music
Dance English
Arts/PE Program Alignment
1 90 min
Combo In-School Performance & In-School Workshop Combo In-School performance (intended for individual classes of a grade level to experience separately)
DATES AVAILABLE: October 2019: 10, 16, 17 December 2019: 2, 12 March 2020: 2, 11, 19 April 2020: 6, 16, 22 May 2020: 14, 20 Alternative dates have been made available for weather-related or emergency rescheduling. To be discussed closer to the booked workshop date, if necessary.
$250 0
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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 be a trustworthy partner and team player by bettering communication skills and being a good active listener
•I CAN prepare and train for this type of collaborative work
•I CAN create artistic material based on my ideas and 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. This 90 minute workshop will begin with a performance of our duet, “Et Tu”, preferably in the gymnasium. Performing artists will provide the dancers, music, costumes and lecture material, and the school will be responsible for supplying a sound system. The performance’s content will address how we as a company and collaborative team create artistic material based on a concept, communicate between partners, problem solve within the creative process, and how to safely and intelligently train for the work. We will then lead a warm-up that will prepare the students for the next exercise, which is the partnering portion of the workshop. Here, the students will learn simple, safe, and fun ‘tools’ to guide them in creating their own duets. The workshop 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.

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.