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CODE in the County: Cultivating Creativity

Saturday, November 24, 2018

41 Baker St. Picton, Ontario, K0K 2T0

Track A - Movement and Dance

In a thrilling day of workshops, keynote address, student performances and networking, educators new to movement and dance will get the opportunity to develop tools that they can bring back to their students. As we get the chance to work with and learn from some of the Ontario's most exciting artists and educators, CODE in the County will leave you inspired, motivated and wanting to learn more.

Building Bridges with Urban/Bollywood Dance Fusion - Alan Faigal

With every musical beat and pulse we build bridges between cultures and artistic genres.  We build community, identity and foster respect in and through dance.  Alan’s methodologies and dynamic approach to facilitating dance will empower learners to be cultural ambassadors through the fundamentals of Bollywood Dance with a fusion of Urban Hip Hop.  Combining the theatricality of Bollywood dance and the celebratory folk dance of Punjab known as Bhangra; workshop will showcase pedagogy and choreography that fosters students out of their comfort zones, enhance their physical literacies, build their movement repertoire and ultimately expand their cultural worldview.  

Holistic teaching practices will foster a “brave space” that cultivates participants to become cultural ambassadors. As cultural ambassadors; delegates will be able to identify the cultural influences of Bollywood Dance.  Alan will also address the fine line between cultural appropriation and appreciation. Alan will share stories of his journey as an Urban dancer into the world and culture of Indian Dance. Mixing humor with introspection, he will share lessons learned in identity, privilege, authenticity and the humility that comes when we challenge and thereby expand our worldview. 

Combined with Alan’s unstoppable energy, we will begin to understand the historical narratives and various genres (both commercial and traditional) that has informed the theatricality of Bollywood!  

Musical Theater – Beginners choreography for secondary Dance/Drama teachers - Greg Garrett

This workshop is designed for those who would like to incorporate some simple choreography into musical theater productions, or who would like to be able to incorporate simple choreography into classroom movement exercises. The workshop leader is not a trained dancer, but someone who has found ways to meet the goals described above, and who is very willing to share these ideas with others. Ideally workshop participants will be open to participating by using their voices and moving to music, mostly as directed, during the presentation. While there is an obvious limitation on the length and scope of what we will do, we will talk about providing simple choreography to both large cast numbers, and smaller numbers.

Finding Balance - Lauren Van Gijn

This workshop will take participants through both inquisitive and creative processes, using movement as a medium for learning. It will explore elements of empathy and communication regarding mental illness, balance, and emotion. Together, we will examine this social reality through a practice of embodied cognition and response. It will follow a modified delivery of a unit that is available to all participants through the CODE website resources.  

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November 24th, 2018 9:00 AM   through   6:00 PM
41 Barker Street
Picton, ON K0K2T0
Event Fee(s)
CODE Member (membership must be valid on Conference date) $ 99.00
Non-CODE Member $ 129.00
Students/Retirees (must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate/postgraduate studies) $ 75.00
CODE Board/Committee Member $ 30.00

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