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ERIC Number: EJ859272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1052-8938
Through Our Eyes
Narva, Sara
Horace, v25 n1 Sum 2009
Through Our Eyes was a multimedia performance created in collaboration with the author's five modern dance students. Through video, sound, and dance, the piece shows some ways race has affected their lives. The author did not set out at the beginning of the semester to make this project in her dance class. It was born out of a hard conversation, good listening, and a lot of faith. A big part of her role as an educator, whether she is teaching dance, theater, social justice, or sex education (all of which she teaches at Crefeld School), is to help young people find their voices, their opinions, and their ideas. It is also vital to her that she figures out ways to support her students not only to know what they think, but also to help them find ways to express themselves. When she has choreographed dances for her modern dance class in the past, she used a theme to inspire movement. The pieces contained images and energetic qualities related to that theme. The focus was on performance skills, ensemble building, and movement execution. This time, however, they decided to make a dance that was really about something.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania