Sarah Council Dance Projects

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 Outside of the Box

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Program description

Dancing outside of the box is 3-5 day dance residency that explores the practice of performing in unconventional spaces. This dance making residency will consider the history of site specific dance in the context of dance history and will challenge students to create a series of performances in unusual spaces throughout their schools. This residency will culminate in a final site specific sharing

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Program Detail

Program type: Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Dance
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: Dance, Theatre Arts
Population served: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

September through May

Available times:

school hours

Length of program: 50 minutes per session
Space / technical requirements:

Dance Studio/ Multipurpose room or classroom with desks pushed to the side so students can have space to move freely; as well as permission to use other spaces within and outside the school in accordance with guidelines for safety and decorum set by the school.

Location(s):

schools

Fees / Ticketing:

3-5 day residency = $900 per classroom

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

R 4 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 Outside of the Box participants will interpret movement phrases, determining meaning and analyzing how specific movement choices and the application of dance concepts, [i.e.: shape, time, space, and force] shape meaning and tone.)

W 5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
(Dancing Outside of the Box 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 Outside of the Box participants will develop collaborative team building skills while creating duets and small group site specific dances and improvisations.)

NC Essential Standards:
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.

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

PHOTOS

References

Karen Curlee-(646)-522-6918
Co-director of Together in Dance, New York, NY

Diane Clark- (270)-841-0827
classroom teacher, Grapevine Elementary, Madisonville KY

Jennifer Walker-(904)-571-5599
Dance professor, Episcopal school of Jacksonville, Jacksonville Fl

Cancellation Policy

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.