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INCUBATING DANCEMAKERS
for young dancersto train in Seattle,and thereare many
Thereare aiTpleopporlunities
programs.
However,one local nonpro{it,SeattleTheatreGroup (STG),
offering
organizations
has madethe bold moveof expandingits educationalofieringsto includeinstructionin choLaunchedin 2o0Bby sTG managerLiz Young.
reographytor aspiringteen dancemakers.
young
last fallwith an all-starcast of instructorsled
reopened
Lab
Choreographers
STGs
Neal.
Amy
O
by localchoreographer
..1
Lab as an opportunityfor youngdancersto furthertheir
saw the youngChoreograpners
growth as artists,learningwhai goes into creatingtheir own work and havinga personal
voice,"says Young.
selectedou,ulo,'"u,
20 "investigators,"
Duringthe eight-weekprogram,approximately
afternoonto bfoaden
Saturday
hours
every
for
three
Center
Dance
gathered
Velocity
at
tion,
learnedchoreoPadicipants
classes.
master
weekly
in
their
skills
hone
theirknowledgeand
then
experimented
quality
musiiality'
and
movement
improvisation,
graphictools,such as
choreograbest-known
of
Seattles
Some
studies.
movement
shorl
with them by developing
phersand danceeducatorsjornedO'Nealin teachingin the lab, includingPacificNorthwest
Mark
freelancechoreographer
BalletSchoolfacultymemberSoniaDawkins,international
Africa,
south
from
visiting
Maqoma,
Gregory
Dancetheater,
Haimand KT Niehoffof Lingo
was lhe lab'sfeaturedguestadist.
to take at leastone centralidea awayfrom iheir experiencein
O,Nealwants participants
thing
I want to get throughto thesekids is that thereis no
the lab. "Themosi important
right or wrong way to make
a dance.Duringthe program, they are exposedto
irany differentways of
tninkingabout it. Hopetully,
they willfind what they per
sonallyconnectwith and
stad from tnere.Then,it's
all about makingup their
own rules."For more:
org
http:i/slgpresents,
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withYoung
Amy0'Neal
Lab
Choreographers
students
NDAFocuseson DanceTeachers
The 2010 National Dance Association {NDA} Pedagogy conference, "The Learning
Circle: Dance Pedagogy Leads our Practice," iakes place January 15*18 at New
Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. In addition to presentations and classes,
interactive workshops witl give insight into the teaching techniques of Brenda
Mccutcheon, Bill Evans and Dr. Fran Cleland. The Pan American Dance lrstitute and
Danza Sin Fronteras {Dance without Borders) will per{orm during the weekend. While
technique classes for students will be offered, this conlerence is all about teachers.
According to Debra Knapp, one of the conference's directors and director of dance
parat NMSU, the event offers something that the annual conventions held by NDAs
Recreation
Education'
ent organization, the American Alliance for Health, Physical
and Dance, cannot. ',We spread ourselves a little thinner at those big conventions"'
she says. ,,Thisconference just really focuses in on dance teachers." For more:
www.aahperd.org/nda *Rachel Zar
14
January2010
www.dance-teacher.com'
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of Complex
and
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pedormat thefinalgala,wherea
panelof experlswtllchoose10
winnersjn danceas
YoungArts
in the
Panelists
Scholars.
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dancefieldare:Broadwaystar
BallState
DeLeeLively-Torti;
MichaelO'Hara;Yanis
University's
Pikieris,
directorof Mencia-Pikieris
of
Schoolof Dance;and PatGraneY
the PatGraneyComPanY.
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