Sarah Council Dance Projects
Sarah Council is a contemporary modern dance choreographer and teaching artist. She is the artistic director of Sarah Council Dance Projects (SCDP); a dance company founded in 2007. SCDP has performed and taught extensively though out New York City and the east coast region. In 2014, Council,
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Dancing the Painting
Dancing the Painting is a 3-5 day in-person OR virtual creative dance and art making residency that explores and responds to a work of visual art through dance making. Working with dance educator and seasoned teaching artist, Sarah Council in-person or virtually via Zoom, students will discover that both visual art and dance are powerful modes of expression that utilize line, texture, imagery,... View more
September through May
Multipurpose room or classroom with desks pushed to the side so students can have space to move freely. If the virtual option is selected, access to a large screen or smart board is also required.
3-5 day residency = $900 – $1200 per classroom
R4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
(Dancing the Painting will address this standard in two ways:
Students will study elements of a painting [line, texture, imagery, point of view and perspective] analyzing how these choices shape meaning and tone. From these reflections students will create movement phrases. Students then reflect upon the movement created, determining meaning and analyzing how movement choices and the application of dance concepts, [i.e.: shape, time, space, and force] shape meaning and tone.)
R6 Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and styles of a text.
(Dancing the Painting participants will assess how endeavoring to create movement for a specific purpose and inspired by a specific theme (visual arts) will influence the content and visual style of the dance.)
W 5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (Dancing the Painting participants will apply this same process of creating and revising in dance-making; working individually and in collaboration.)
SL1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. (Dancing the Painting participants will develop collaborative team building skills while creating duets and small group dances inspired by works of visual art.)
NC Essential Standards
DM.1 Understand how to use movement skills in dance
CP.1 Use choreographic principles, structures, and processes to create dances that communicate ideas, experiences, feelings, and images.
K.R.1 Use a variety of thinking skills to analyze and evaluate dance.
CP.2 Understand how to use performance values (kinesthetic awareness, concentration, focus, and etiquette) to enhance dance performance.
Visual Arts K-8
K.V.1 Use the language of visual arts to communicate effectively.
Former Director of North Carolina Wolf Trap
Co-director of Together in Dance, New York, NY
Diane Clark- (270)-841-0827
classroom teacher, Grapevine Elementary, Madisonville KY
Dance professor, Episcopal school of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Fl
50% of the total engagement fee if cancelling within 30 days of the booking
100% of the total engagement fee if cancelling within 7 days of the booking
In case of inclement weather or other unforeseen situations SCDP will work with the school to reschedule residency activities.