Lynn Neuman, Director, Artichoke Dance Company
This experimental workshop will use individual movement and collective activities to model how water gains force and momentum. These activities mirror the creative process utilized to create the performance work Overflow, which investigates the nature and impacts of Hurricane Sandy. They also engage in Artichoke Dance’s unique approach to contemporary partnering, requiring a balance of strength and sensitivity. These experiences, in doing and viewing, serve as content for examining interconnected systems and effective collaborative action. We will also explore curricular connections with sciences, humanities, technology, geology, and urban planning. Participants will walk away with both exercises and ideas for further development in their classroom.