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What images cross your mind when you read or listen to poetry?  If you had to describe a poem to others without speaking, what might it look like? During this learning experience, students will explore how movement can be used to interpret poems they have read and discussed. Enjoy the fun of “speaking with and without words” with one of the teaching artists from The Cowles Center in an encouraging atmosphere. 

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $150.00
By Request Premium: $150.00


An invoice will be sent within one week following the completed program session(s). For questions regarding your invoice, please email Tameka Davidson, education@thecowlescenter.org

Length

60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

6

Maximum participants:

30


Primary Disciplines

Brain Research, Career Education, Community Interests, Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Leadership, Literacy, Performing Arts, Problem Solving, Reading, Writing Dance


Program Delivery Mode

Zoom or Google Meet



Booking Information

This program is available Monday-Friday between 9:00-4:00 PM CST

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to COVID closures or nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

About This Provider

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The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts

Minneapolis, MN
United States

The Cowles Center is a dance and performing arts hub that promotes movement and growth through supportive space to create and collaborate, engages audiences through dynamic performances, and educates artists of all ages through robust and inclusive education and community engagement programming.

We program an exciting season annually, representing more than 20 local artists and companies that showcase the depth and breadth of the Twin Cities' professional dance scene. 

We partner with artists and companies in our season by providing free marketing and production support, letting the artists focus on their performances. 

We educate through robust, high-quality arts learning programs serving students of all ages, statewide, via residencies, workshops, and student matinees. 

We support the growth and life-cycle of dancers and companies through our below-market-rate offices, studios and stages; and through community engagement programs, McKnight Fellowships, and our MERGES co-production program. 

Contact:
Tameka Davidson
education@thecowlescenter.org
612-512-5918

Program Details

Format

1. Introductions & Brief Summary - Poetry's "big ideas" in connection to movement
2. In Large Group: learn a poem-inspired dance sequence
3. In Small Groups: Students collaboratively create and practice a movement sequence based on poetry (selected words or lines)
4. In Large Group: sharing of each group’s sequence
5. "Reading" of poem sequence with all movement interpretations
6. Reflections/Wrap-up

Objectives

1. Make a genuine connection to and gain a deeper understanding of text that they read
2. Recognize the art of movement/dance as a viable means of interpreting and connecting to text
3. Explore the worlds of movement and words as collaborative communication tools
4. Work collaboratively
5. Contribute as both presenters and observers

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Standards:
Content Standard: 1: Identifying and demonstrating movement elements and skills in performing dance
- Students accurately identify and demonstrate basic dance steps, positions, and patterns for dance from two different styles or traditions
- Students demonstrate accurate memorization and reproduction of movement sequences
- Students describe the action and movement elements observed in a dance, using appropriate movement/dance vocabulary

Content Standard: 3: Understanding dance as a way to create and communicate meaning
- Students observe and explain how different accompaniment (such as sound, music, spoken text) can affect the meaning of a dance

Content Standard: 5: Demonstrating and understanding dance in various cultures and historical periods
- Students competently perform folk and/or classical dances from various cultures; describe similarities and differences in steps and movement styles