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"You have taught me so much over these past semesters and
I cannot thank you enough. I hope to incorporate all of the wonderful things
you have taught me into my own practices."
Rachel Wagner, Class of 2005
Lessons are based on the concepts of space, time, force and body and may include folk dance, simple or complex choreographic projects or dance explorations that also teach core curriculum: science, language arts, math or social studies.
As a means of studying curriculum, dance is an excellent way to embody the sequences of a scientific process, grasp the meaning of prepositions, understand through muscle memory the nature of symmetry, or feel the emotional upheaval of a runaway slave.
Kate always includes a brain-compatible warm up in her lessons, so that students can benefit from the profound effects of better brain organization for overall learning.
Kate has taught dance in the schools as a Teaching Artist since 1982.
Up to six classes. Combined classes by consent. Prefer gym or multipurpose room to classroom. Kindergarten–Grade 8. Based on Braindance, dance concepts or curriculum integration.
More coverage or more content than a one day workshop. Number of contact times dependent on size of the school. Multiple sites optional.
One or more groups devote the entire week to the creation and production of an original dance/drama based on some area of the curriculum. Some themes Kuper has explored in previous years include Genetics and Cloning, Ecology, American History, The Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and the Solar System. Original, live music provided by composer/percussionist Rocky Maffit makes the final performance an unforgettable experience for students and audience alike.
Three–four days a week, for four weeks, Kuper comes to your site to create dances with students that either emphasize elements of the art form or are based on areas of the curriculum. An opening assembly, teacher workshop, family program, and culminating assembly of student dances round out this exciting month.
A more in depth program, possibly working at two sites simultaneously, that allows select groups to do more developed creative and choreographic work.
For Illinois schools, matching funds are available through the Illinois Arts Council’s Arts-in-Education or Quickstart programs. For further informations please visit this web site. www.state.il.us/agency/iac or firstname.lastname@example.org
All workshops and residencies are developed in consultation with Kate. Fees include plan and travel time and may also include supplies and guest artist.