Backhausdance Pedagogy Workshop

FOR EXPERIENCED DANCE EDUCATORS

JULY 18 - 22, 2016
11:00AM - 5:30PM

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
ORANGE CA

TUITION: $460 One Week (July 18 - 22)

LIMITED ENROLLMENT AVAILABLE!

This exclusive workshop provides experienced dance educators the opportunity to gain a better understanding of Backhausdance technique and vocabulary. Educators will observe or participate in daily technique classes at the reputable Backhausdance Summer Intensives followed by engaging lectures, demonstrations and hands on experiences under the direction of Artistic Director Jennifer Backhaus and guest speakers. Emphasis is placed on the necessary knowledge to teach all levels of modern dance while nourishing creative approaches to pedagogical practices. Participation includes a complimentary ticket to the Backhausdance presents Incandescent performance on August 6.

2016 FACULTY

 

JENNIFER BACKHAUS

Artistic Director, Backhausdance
Dance Faculty, Chapman University

CREATIVE APPROACHES TO PEDAGOGICAL PRACTICES
Through hands-on demonstration and conversation, Backhausdance Artistic Director Jennifer Backhaus leads experienced educators through a series of technical exercises and creative practices that may be utilized in classrooms of varying skill level. Educators will be provided tools proven to develop expansive, three-dimensional movers and confident and decisive artists.

 

CHRISTINE BALTES

Choreographer, Teacher, Dancer, Movement Specialist

FREEDOM-IN-FORM: GAITWAY TO UNLOCKING THE PELVIS
Ms. Baltes provides effective tools and exercises to assist educators in furthering freedom in the pelvis and expansion in movement. Utilizing concepts of Gyrokinesis, educators will learn how to recognize when a student is gripping in the pelvis and learn ways to help the student free the pelvis, ultimately, providing more freedom and range of movement in center work.

 

DALE MERRILL

DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS, CAL STATe FULLERTOn
former artistic director, spectrum dance theater

PREPARING YOUR STUDENTS FOR A SUCCESSFUL COLLEGE DANCE EXPERIENCE
With his extensive experience in both academia and the professional dance world, Mr. Merrill focuses on how to prepare aspiring dancers for higher education and professional performance careers. Topics covered will include audition requirements, solo preparation, and dance-related career-choices.

 

AMANDA KAY WHITE

FOUNDING DANCER, BACKHAUSDANCE
M.F.A. IN CHOREOGRAPHY, JACKSONVILLE university

SPATIALLY EMBODIED: PROVIDING QUALITATIVE CONTEXT TO CHOREOGRAPHIC CONTENT
Participants will explore ways to enrich their movers' spatial connection to choreography. Ms. White will provide tools and methods to help dancers reinvest in both choreographic and performative environments by enhancing their understanding of the context of their movements.