Thursday, March 31, 2011: 11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Convention Center: Ballroom 20D
NDA/National Dance Association
|Presider:||Terry L. Sweeting, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA|
|Speaker:||Ellen Van't Hof, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI|
This workshop, designed for dance and physical education teachers, presents a successfully tested model for improvisation that results in a one-of-a-kind group dance.“Essence Dance" uses randomly selected word cards (verbs and adverbs) to build a dance. Together, participants analyze each word’s movement “essence” in terms of the basics: body, space, time, and relationship. Then we all explore our ideas in a guided improvisation to create a dance on the spot.
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