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8:00-9:00 registration | coffee | networking
9:15-10:30 Round Table Discussion: Dance in Our Schools | Where are we now? Where do we want to be?
A panel of dancers, educators and arts administrators discusses the challenges and opportunities of bringing dance into schools. Panelists include Emily Anderson, a recent graduate of the Bennington College dance program and a participant in Extending the Dance Map; Ashley Hensel-Browning, a Vermont juried teaching artist and fellow of Extending the Dance Map; Jeanne Limmer, NH State Council on the Arts Arts in Education roster artist and director of the Jeanne Limmer Dance Center and Axis Dance Company; Marcia McCaffrey, arts consultant, New Hampshire Department of Education and a dance educator; and Marcia Murdock, director of the dance program in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Keene State College.
10:30-12 Workshop: Finding Empathy: Movement as a Tool for Students, Teachers and Parents |Jeanne Limmer
Experience, explore and discuss strategies for teachers, parents and students to address issues of bullying, and cultivate compassion and understanding through movement and dance. Limmer is a NH State Council on the Arts Arts in Education roster artist and director of the Jeanne Limmer Dance Center and Axis Dance Company in North Conway.
12:00-1:00 Lunch & time for discussion, peer learning, networking
1:00-3:00 Workshop: Dance and Learning: An Integrated Partnership with Stephen Clapp
Based on a Collaborative Integrated Curriculum Model using both state curriculum frameworks and National Dance Standards, this participatory workshop explores tools for integrating the arts with non-arts disciplines in school settings. Clapp is a choreographer, theater artist and writer and has served as a faculty member for the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and guest artist with companies around the country. He is Director of Maryland’s Dance Box Theater.
3:00-4:00 Closing discussion: Moving the Process Forward: The need for more dance in our schools!
4:00-4:30 Evaluation, networking
Conference cost: $25 ($15 for Arts Alliance members); $15 for high-school and college students ($10 for AANNH members). Lunch included. Scholarships available.
This conference is presented through a partnership with the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, as part of Extending the Dance Map, an initiative to bring more dance to rural northern New England schools, with support from the Dana Foundation and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.
Thursday, August 9 | 8:00am – 4:30 pm | Town Hall Meeting Room, Second Floor, Bethlehem, NH
Cultivate provided me with an experiential haven for performance and movement practice. (Kathryn McNamara)
It was rejuvenating and inspiring to move, explore, and create with this lovely group of people. It was a rich artistic experience combined with an intimate relationship with the Bethlehem community. (Katherine Keifer Stark)
I think what was most valuable for me was to be surrounded by professional and supportive artists in the same field, which made it easier to take a risk in presenting such new work. This also made for a warm audience/performer relationship. (Sally Bomer)
Each showing of Quotidian is an accumulation of gestures and imagined spaces, one from each of 30 days leading up to and including the day of performance, with additional inspiration from the particulars of venue and viewers, so the process of creating the piece leads literally to the moment of performance.
Quotidian is presented as part of Cultivate, a day long celebration of contemporary dance, Saturday, August 14th, at the White Mountain School in Bethlehem, NH. Performance at 7pm.
Award winning artists from around the region gather to cultivate dance and community in the White Mountains in a day-long dance event in Bethlehem, NH on Saturday, August 14, 2010!
CULTIVATE: A Seasonal Showing of Dance Works, is curated and directed by Katherine Ferrier and presented in partnership with the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire’s Extending the Dance Map initiative, which aims to bring dance to rural schools.
A day of dance workshops and performances featuring local and regional dance artists and educators, from New Hampshire, New England and beyond, including:
Stay tuned for details about workshops, directions, and how you could become involved in Cultivate!