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.
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.
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