Move, Innovate and Collaborate
Move, Innovate and Collaborate, is a 3-5 day creative dance residency for grades k-12 that engages students in an exploration of classroom curriculum through movement and dance-making. Directed by choreographer and dance educator, Sarah Council, students will have the opportunity to experience the joy of movement while participating in problem solving, self expression and collaboration. Working collaboratively, students will create choreography that explores a curriculum area selected by classroom teachers such as science, math, language arts and social studies.
Over the course of this residency students will:
– Consider an area of classroom curriculum identified by classroom teacher (math, science, social studies, or language arts).
– Experience how these ideas can be explored through movement utilizing the elements of dance (shape, time, space and quality).
– Work independently and collaboratively to create original choreography inspired by these explorations.
– Perform and observe these small group dances in an informal sharing with another classroom or invited guests.
This program will meet for a total of 3-5 days. The exact residency duration, content and schedule can be determined to meet the needs of each individual school. The program will also include a collaborative planning meeting between the teaching artist and classroom teachers before the residency begins to identify objectives. The residency will culminate in an informal classroom sharing.
Move Innovate and Collaborate aligns with the following Arts and Science Council’s funding priority area: Developing Third Grade Reading Skills (phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary development and comprehension).