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Celebrate dance and dance education by creating and performing in the fourth annual DEL Movement Sentence Choir led by Guest Artist David Dorfman.
The DEL Movement Sentence Choir is an annual community dance celebration that recognizes the grand work of Rudolf Laban, one of the great dance theorists of the 20th century, who created Laban Movement Analysis (a method and language for describing, visualizing, interpreting and documenting human movement) and Labanotation (a notation system of recording and analyzing dance). Laban originated the art of the Movement Choir, wherein large masses of people performed in choreography that incorporated personal expression. The DEL Movement Sentence Choir integrates a strategy of creating a “movement sentence”—a choreographic process frequently used with schoolchildren—to the grand scheme of Laban’s original choreography for the masses.
Be part of creating a new dance in this 4-hour workshop, which will be live-streamed on DEL’s Facebook so friends and family can tune in to watch from around the world. The movement and choreography is accessible to all ages and abilities. FREE, but spaces are limited. Register today.
David Dorfman has been creating movement-based theater in and around NYC and internationally since 1981 …
David Dorfman has been creating movement-based theater in and around NYC and internationally since 1981. He has received numerous fellowships and awards including a “Bessie” for DAVID DORFMAN DANCE’s community-based project Familiar Movements (The Family Project), a Guggenheim for his research on power and protest which led to DDD’s underground, NEA support, and recently a Lucille Lortel for choreographing INDECENT’s Off-Broadway run. Recent DAVID DORFMAN DANCE highlights include a 30th Anniversary Season at BAM’s Next Wave Festival with Aroundtown in Nov. 2017, and a State Department sponsored trip to El Salvador to do work on violence prevention with young people. An avid fan of live music and collaboration, he continues his serio-comic work, Live Sax Acts, with Dan Froot. David is approaching his 15th year of full-time teaching at Connecticut College where DDD is Company-in-Residence. Look for our annual Summer Intensive at Connecticut College, and our NYC Winter Intensive in Manhattan.
Photo Credit: Aundre Larrow
Ann Biddle has been a professional dancer, choreographer and dance educator for the past twenty years …
Ann Biddle has been a professional dancer, choreographer and dance educator for the past twenty years. Ms. Biddle has taught dance and dance education extensively in the New York, New Jersey region in both private and public schools and at the University level. Ms. Biddle is the Founder and Director of Stories in Motion™, a creative movement and literacy-based enrichment program for children six months to fourteen years old, with studio locations and residency programs in New York and New Jersey. Stories in Motion™ is an innovative dance curriculum that combines movement exploration, dance making, storytelling and percussion in a physically dynamic and imaginative manner.
Ms. Biddle was a Founder and Co-Director of the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at the Harkness Dance Center at 92Y, which offers teacher certification program and staff development workshops for dancers and NYC public school teachers. Ms. Biddle has taught workshops under the auspices of the 92Y DEL program, Community School District 22, Regions 9, 10 and 3 in New York City, New York University, Brooklyn Museum, Face to Face 2000, Skidmore College, Arts in Education Roundtable, Colorado College and New Jersey public schools.
She is currently a curriculum consultant and staff developer for the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) and was a consultant for the NYCDOE’s Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance document. A former Fulbright scholar, Ms. Biddle has an MA in Dance Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in English from Kenyon College.
Jody Gottfried Arnhold is a dance educator and advocate for dance and is the Founder of the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at 92nd Street Y …
Jody Gottfried Arnhold is a dance educator and advocate for dance and is the Founder of the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at 92nd Street Y. DEL was recently named best program by the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). Jody is Honorary Chair of the Board of Ballet Hispanico, serves on the Advisory Council for Arts Education for the New York City Department of Education and is Co-Chair of the Committee that created the NYC DOE Curriculum Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance PreK-12. She is Chair of the Hunter College Dance Advisory Committee, Vice Chair of the Board of the Center for Arts Education and is Chairman of the Dance Center Task Force at 92nd Street Y where she serves on the Board. Jody received the Visionary Award from NDEO in 2009, the Spotlight in Dance Education Award presented by the New York City Department of Education in June 2008 and the Irmy Award for Dance Education from the Laban Institute of Movement Studies in November 2008. She earned a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, an M.A. in Dance Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and is a Certified Movement Analyst. Jody taught dance in the NYC public schools for 25 years.
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