GROUNDED & GROWING:
IDENTITY, COMMUNITY, AND REFLECTION
This year’s theme focuses on ways we grow, learn, and unlearn through dance. Studying dance requires us to develop a clear sense and responsibility to ourselves and to others. Through dance and dance education, we build communities as we grow and explore how dance connects to social, political, and cultural factors while cultivating informed inquiry and action.
Workshop / Presentation with Susan Bauer, MFA, RSME/T, RSDE
THE LANGUAGE OF EMBODIMENT:
Teaching Teens and Young Adults
Saturday, 1pm Pacific Time
Somatic practices provide an entirely new framework for dancers to understand their bodies and the relationship between their physical and emotional well-being. Yet how do we make these practices accessible for teens and young adults?
This workshop examines how to use language to invite students into embodied knowing—(does it invite or inhibit an embodied response?)—and specific practices to scaffold the learning so students gain confidence by building their capacity for somatic practice. Drawing from the presenter’s book, The Embodied Teen, participants experience a sample exploration followed by a presentation/discussion to ‘upack’ the specific language and pedagogy skills used.
For registration and more information see the CDEA website.
Event Category: conference, Embodiment in Education, The Embodied Teen