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Dance Workshops and Residency to MOVE curriculum

Dance Workshops and Residency to MOVE curriculum

Black Box believes the best way to understand something differently/deeper/authentically is to make a dance about it! Workshops are designed to elicit and integrate ideas from participants in the construction of new dances. Students are left with the pride that comes from creating dances and the knowledge of how to do more. Example subjects: Plate tectonics and Earth forms, The Underground Railroad, Day of the Dead Cultural Studies, Human Body Systems, The Anatomy of Physics (Newton's Laws), Movement and Metaphor.

Artist Background

Black Box Dance Theatre is a Raleigh-based company with expertise in making contemporary dances that are an engaging way to discover the world. Michelle Pearson, 20 year veteran with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, steps in as Artistic Curator and is joined by a diverse troupe (including a hip hop artist, a ballerina, an engineer, a former elementary school principal, and an Army Veteran/ Wounded Warrior) in bringing excellent dancing to the classroom and stage. Members of Black Box Dance have been making dances in schools for nearly 20 years and have proven to be a favorite with teachers and students alike.

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