Faculty Bio

Interlude Presenters Bio

Amanda Pintore

Amanda Pintore is a choreographer, director, and educator whose work focuses on movement and dance education, devised theatre, and developing theatre and dance performances with and for children ages two through six. She is associate director of performing arts and education and lead coordinator for the Theatre and Dance for the Very Young program at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, Kansas. She is also associate artistic director of Kerfuffle, a Midwestern theatre and dance company devoted to creating performances with and for very young children. She specializes in contemporary dance, early childhood dance practices, parent and child dance exploration, and dance integration in the classroom. She recently presented her research and performed Wonderwander, a dance performance for children ages two through five at the Dance and the Child International Congress in Adelaide, Australia.

Amanda Pintore

's Core Class

These workshops will use dance and physical exploration to offer activities and strategies for incorporating movement into math, language arts, and science curricula, as well as classroom transitions and everyday assessments. Participants will leave with new curricular connections, examples of scaffolded lessons, and tools they can use to develop both verbal and non-verbal connections with their students.

Amanda Pintore

's Interludes

Blending Dance and Visual Art
Wednesday

In this session, participants will create blind self-portraits and learn how to activate their artwork through movement. After making their portraits, they will then work with each other to build collective dances that use their art as inspiration. This activity invites everyone to mix artistic modalities, as well as investigate collaboration and decision-making processes with their peers.

Theatre Connections - Amanda Pintore
Tuesday
Thursday

During this session, Amanda Pintore will be in her virtual classroom ready to answer specific questions and to provide one-on-one time with participants who desire additional information about movement and dance related issues or arts education concerns.

Blending Dance and Visual Art
Monday

In this session, participants will create blind self-portraits and learn how to activate their artwork through movement. After making their portraits, they will then work with each other to build collective dances that use their art as inspiration. This activity invites everyone to mix artistic modalities, as well as investigate collaboration and decision-making processes with their peers.

4:30–5:00 PM
Tennessee Arts Academy

Belmont University / 1900 Belmont Blvd. / Nashville,TN 37212

Email: taa@belmont.edu / Phone: 615-460-5451

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