[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] Dance TAG this Sunday! Workshop on Resiliency Through Dance

Madeline Cantor mcantor at brynmawr.edu
Wed Mar 15 21:05:55 EDT 2017

Come to Dance TAG (Teaching Artists Group) this Sunday, March 19 for a workshop on Resiliency Through Dance with Lynette Overby and A.T. Moffett who recently presented this workshop in South Africa. Sponsored by Philadelphia Dance Projects.

Full description and bios are below. It's from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street in Philadelphia, and it's FREE! Send rsvps to info at philadanceprojects.org.


Resiliency Through Dance
Join TAG for a workshop drawn from an arts-based research project and multi-disciplinary performance Same Story, Different Countries. SSDC was a two-year project exploring the sociopolitical phenomena of racism in the US and South Africa which recently culminated in performances and workshops in Johannesburg and Cape Town, led by Dr. Lynette Young Overby and A.T. Moffett. This workshop was part of that project and Dance TAG is glad to be able to share it with Philadelphia-area dance teaching artists.

Lynette Young Overby is a Professor of Theatre and Dance and Deputy Director of the Community Engagement Initiative at the University of Delaware. She is author of Interdisciplinary Learning Through Dance: 101 Moventures and Public Scholarship in Dance. She is co-editor of nine volumes of Dance: Current Selected Research. Dr. Overby is currently collaborating with literary historian P. Gabrielle Foreman on a long-term project “Performing African American History” which led to the 2014 premiere of Dave the Potter, a multidisciplinary work designed to honor the history and creativity of an exceptional enslaved potter and poet, David Drake, through performance and poetry. The current project Same Story Different Countries extends the work to South Africa.

A.T. Moffett is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Washington College in Maryland. Her research on dance and learning has been published in the Journal of Dance Education and she has supported the dance education community by leading professional development workshops on dance integration and serving on the writing team to revise dance assessments for the DE Department of Education. A.T. is the recipient of a 2017 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts. Her choreography has recently been presented at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, The Grand Opera House, and DuPont Environmental Education Center.

Dance TAG (Teaching Artists Group) is a collegial gathering of teaching artists for movement ideas, information, discussion, and networking. We invite artists at all stages of their teaching — rookies, veterans, people currently working or those looking for work, especially artists in schools and community situations — who consider teaching to be an integral part of their artistic work. The sessions tend to be very inspiring and relevant for artistic inquiry as well as teaching.

Madeline Cantor

Associate Director

Dance Program

Bryn Mawr College

101 N. Merion Ave.

Bryn Mawr, PA  19010

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