Dance

Modern and Ballet, especially in relation to Music and Jaques-Dalcroze’s work.

Missing the Pointe

Once upon a time, there was a little dance studio with big problems. The electrical connection to the water fountain was a jerry-rigged code violation and fire hazard; a fire exit door could not open; sections of barre dangled unsecured from the wall. Nobody much cared about these hazards. There was something else that frightened, [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:40-04:00February 10, 2015|Dance, Musings, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Visualizing music of Bach

Three videos I assigned my Music for Dance class to watch… They encompass a lot of the ideas we've been working with. Baroque.me - Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1, visualized by Alexander Chen: Rendition of the "Little" Fugue in G Minor by Stephen Malinowski: 1934 film of Doris Humphrey's choreography - "Air" from Orchestral [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:41-04:00September 29, 2014|Adults, Classes, Dance, Music, Video|0 Comments

Article (mis)quoting me

Posting about an article that profiles Rima Faber, I remembered that I'd been interviewed for an article in Dance Studio Life magazine. Apparently the article was published last April! Oops. I'm so glad to see music addressed in articles and journals like this, and I'm honored to be interviewed. However…  I am sure I was [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:41-04:00August 28, 2014|Dance, Music|0 Comments

Dance Teacher Magazine Article about Rima Faber

Rima Faber is a brilliant dance educator, a Dalcroze enthusiast and a friend for many years. This article in Dance Teacher Magazine highlights her work with young children. She connects with students on a deep level, leads them to their own discoveries, and brings them to create dances that hold profound personal meaning. Among her many [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:41-04:00August 28, 2014|Dance|0 Comments

Workshop Session at 2014 NDEO Conference

The National Dance Education Organization is holding its 2014 national conference November 5-9 in Chicago's Hyatt Regency McCormack Place.. In keeping with the theme, "Collaborations - a Mosaic of Possibilities, " I will be teaching: "The Music-Dance Mosaic: Moving Connections." Friday, November 7, 2014 - 2:30 Also not to be missed: "Dancing 'Woman.' Perspectives on Gender in [...]

By |2014-08-26T18:52:10-04:00August 26, 2014|Dance, Special Sessions|0 Comments

Historic Jaques-Dalcroze Video Excerpt

Here is a wonderful clip from a 1925 German film titled Wege zu Kraft und Schönheit (Ways to Strength and Beauty). I'd seen a few seconds of the Jaques-Dalcroze Hellerau footage in another film, and asked Dalcroze/dance historian Selma Odom about it. She knew the film right away. This is a clear example of the [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:43-04:00October 4, 2013|Dance, Video|1 Comment

Session at National Dance Educators Organization National Conference

Experience the Music of Movement A Session at the 2013 NDEO Conference - Focus on Dance Education: The Art and Craft of Teaching October 23 – 28 2013 Hyatt Regency Miami – Downtown Miami, Florida Go beyond "music for dancers!" Music can be a vehicle for expanding meaningful work in dance. In this session, dance [...]

By |2016-12-01T22:00:44-04:00August 14, 2013|Adults, Classes, Dance, Special Sessions|0 Comments

Workshop for Baltimore County Public Schools Dance Educators

Introduction to Dalcroze Eurhythmics The Jaques-Dalcroze Method had a profound influence on the development of dance in both America and Germany. Discover how it can inspire today's dance teaching, performance, and choreography. Details: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 2:00 - 2:50 BCPS "Back to School" Professional Development Day Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 2:00 - 2:50 Owings [...]

By |2013-08-14T13:55:35-04:00August 14, 2013|Adults, Classes, Dance, Special Sessions, Uncategorized|0 Comments