Deepen your knowledge of dance history through the artistry of Pina Bausch.

Examine the social and cultural contexts of dance trends and selected masterworks. Through embodied experience and an analysis of choreographic excerpts, identify characteristics of movement styles, techniques and genres of various dance periods and choreographers. Using this dance legacy framework, integrate history into your lessons to create a complete dance curriculum.

Mon-Fri, Jul 21-25, 9:30 am-4:30 pm, 5 sessions, $550 until Jul 14 / $575 After.

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  • Dancing Histories, Living Legacies

    First Session: Mon, Jul 21, 2014, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Instructor: Tina Curran  show bio

    Tina Curran is co-founder and director of the Language of Dance Center, USA. She is a doctoral candidate in dance education at New York University focusing on dance literacy and holds an MFA in choreographic theory and practice from Southern Methodist University and a BFA in dance from The Juilliard School. As a Language of Dance Certification specialist, she conducts certification and teacher education courses, presents at national and international dance conferences, and develops notation teaching resources. She was a contributor to the development of the landmark New York City Department of Education Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts and has been active in its implementation as a professional development educator. An internationally recognized master teacher, she also is active in staging masterworks from Labanotation score.

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    Instructor: Mari DiLena  show bio

    Mari Di Lena began her professional career while on scholarship at the Metropolitan Opera Ballet School, studying with Margaret Craske and Alfredo Corvino. As a child she was a member of the Met's Children's Chorus and danced leading roles in the children ballets produced by The Little Orchestra Society. At 17 she became principal dancer with the future Maryland Ballet Company. She also danced with Manhattan Festival, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and was a principal with Ballet Guatemala and the Dortmunder Ballet. After a long career as a dramatic and classical ballet dancer she joined Pina Bausch’s Wuppertal Tanztheater where she was also responsible for giving ballet classes. After leaving the company she opened her own ballet school which she directed for 20 years. She taught extensively at the Folkwang Hochschule and taught company ballet classes for the Daniel Goldin Dance Theater in Muenster for many years. Keepi...for full instructor biography and other classes taught by this instructor, click here

    Day(s): Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri

    Sessions: 5

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Room: Buttenwieser Hall, 2nd Fl

    Price: from $575.00

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