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MUSIC VISUALIZATIONS THROUGH DANCE AND ART

Regions: Cross Culture
Formats: After School Program, Workshop
Genres: Dance, Visual Arts
Levels: Grades 3 to 5, Grades 6 to 8

Cultivate listening skills and creativity in this multidisciplinary, collaborative, hands-on workshop. Scores and musical recordings are used to create original dances and visual art. Teaching artists guide students in using music as “the book” to create innovative movement and visual art. This workshop explores the connection among various art forms and gives students a meaningful outlet for creative expression. In pairs or small groups students collaborate throughout the process and present their works to the class.

Artists

Regina Larkin

Regina Larkin

Regina Larkin is internationally recognized as a master teacher, dancer, and choreographer representing the U.S.I.A. “Good Will” missions throughout Latin America, Europe, Asia and Iraq. She has developed and implemented numerous urban and rural arts programs for underserved populations of youth and schools. She is the Manager of Education Programs at Symphony Space and is a graduate of Adelphi University receiving her BA in Dance and MA in Fine Arts and was a professor of dance for over two decades.

Women of the Calabash

Women of the Calabash

Women of the Calabash, founded in 1978, combines traditional instruments, vocals, and music forms with contemporary influences to perform music from Africa, the Caribbean, and black America. Under artistic director Madeleine Yayodele Nelson, Women of the Calabash uses moments during workshops and performances to teach the history and playing techniques of the various instruments used, giving context to the music they perform. Women of the Calabash shared billing with performers such as the Temptations, Richie Havens, Philip Glass, Odetta and more.

Rose Pearlman

Rose Pearlman

Rose Pearlman is a painter and fiber artist who has exhibited her work in New York City and Vermont. She has been teaching art in public schools and facilitating art workshops in the New York City area for over 12 years. Classes have included print-making, weaving, painting, clay, sculpture, calligraphy, photography, and textile design. She holds a B.F.A in Photography from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.