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Music Visualizations Through Dance and Art

Offerings Education Main 26
  • Culture | Cross Culture
  • Format | Workshop, After School Program
  • Discipline | Visual Arts, Dance
  • Level | 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.

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 under-served populations of youth and schools. She is the Manager of Education Programs at Symphony Space and is a graduate of Adelphi University, receiving her B.A. in Dance and M.A. in Fine Arts, and was a professor of dance for over two decades.

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.

Jerbean Gilkes

Jerbean Gilkes is a dance teacher and choreographer based in New York City. Jerbean has been a member of Symphony Space’s Global Arts program since 1989, as a part of the African dance curriculum. He specializes in year-long residencies at public schools primarily in Brooklyn. Jerbean is a former member of Barbados Dance Theatre Company and the Gallman’s Newark Dance Company and has worked with the Carribean Dance Company in St. Croix. Jerbean has taught in New York City public schools as well as local colleges. He has been a member of the Charles Moore Dance Theatre since 1986.

Misha McGlown

Misha McGlown is a multifaceted artist, curator, and educator specializing in wearable art, jewelry design, painting, and metalwork – all of which showcase her deep interest in African culture and ancient civilizations. As a teaching artist, she has participated with Groundswell Mural Arts Project, Arts Horizons, and Manhattan Youth. She has been awarded artist grants by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Puffin Foundation, and Harlem Arts Alliance. Ms. McGlown was educated at Wayne State University and the Center for Creative Studies.

Caren Calder

Caren Calder is a native of Harlem with a B.S. in Dance from SUNY Brockport. Caren has been working with Symphony Space’s Global Arts program since 1989, specializing in African music and dance. Caren has a dance repertoire ranging from modern and improvisational dance to West African dance. She has performed with the Chuck Davis Dance Company, Forces of Nature Dance Company, and Harambee Dance Company. Caren is a member of Women of the Calabash, founded by Madeleine Yayodele Nelson, which has brought her vocal and percussion talents to Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Symphony Space.

Hadieh Afshani

Hadieh Afshani is a visual artist based in New York City. Born and raised in Iran, Hadieh moved to Australia and lived there for 10 years before moving to the United States. Hadieh has taught various modes of visual art, graphic design, and animation at the Queensland College of Art at Griffith University in Brisbane. New to the Symphony Space Global Arts program, Hadieh specializes in afterschool programs, as well as the Picture This! Our Stories, Our Lives and Image-Based Inquiry: Political Cartoons, Posters, and Photojournalism series.