Faculty Teach Dance, Creative Movements to Local Children

Olivia DrakeMarch 11, 20163min
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Two visiting faculty members from Wesleyan visited the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center in March to teach AfterSchool Program children about dance.

Wesleyan Scholar-in-Residence Allison Orr conducted a dance workshop for the children in the AfterSchool program at the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center on March 7
Allison Orr, the Menakka and Essel Bailey ’66 Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the College of the Environment, conducted a dance workshop on March 7.

In addition to viewing video clips of Orr's choreographed works where they observed linemen, sanitation workers, and trucks dancing, the children experienced a creative movement workshop with Orr, where they gained a new understanding of the definitions of what constitutes a dance and who can be a dancer.
In addition to viewing video clips of Orr’s choreographed works where they observed linemen, sanitation workers, and trucks dancing, the children experienced a creative movement workshop with Orr, where they gained a new understanding of the definitions of what constitutes a dance and who can be a dancer.
Undergraduates Maria Ma '17, Laurel Comins-Sporbert '18 and Steven Fields '19. assisted with the activity.
Undergraduates Maria Ma ’17, Laurel Comins-Sporbert ’18 and Steven Fields ’19. assisted with the activity.
On March 11, Artist-in-Residence Iddrisu Saaka led a lively afternoon of dance, rhythms and games from his native country of Ghana.
On March 11, Artist-in-Residence Iddrisu Saaka led a lively afternoon of dance, rhythms and games from his native country of Ghana.
Wesleyan students Laurel Comins-Sporbert '18, Eunice Lee '19, Amira Suntana '19 and Will Li '19 assisted Saaka with the workshop.
Wesleyan students Laurel Comins-Sporbert ’18, Eunice Lee ’19, Amira Suntana ’19 and Will Li ’19 assisted Saaka with the workshop.

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