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ERIC Number: EJ859553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
David Dorfman's "Here": A Community-Building Approach in Dance Education
Parrish, Mila
Journal of Dance Education, v9 n3 p74-80 2009
Over a three-month period, Arcadia High School and Arizona State University formed a community partnership with the help of New York modern dance choreographer David Dorfman to create an original dance titled "Here." Dorfman's community-building approach is based on personal refection, collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, genuine caring, respect, and honesty. This essay illuminates Dorfman's pedagogical practice and teaching methods employed in relation to pre-service teachers' thoughts on teaching. Learning modalities discussed are motivation, professionalism, authentic expression, and personal connections. Driven by their own experiences and perceptions, dancers shared vital issues that affect them, which became the springboard for Dorfman's dance-making process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona