It is that time of year again! The Hannah Kahn Dance Company has begun to perform the 2010-2011 season of our interactive program “How to Build a Dance” a joyful and lively presentation, demonstrating the structure, discipline, and sources of modern dance choreography through performances, discussions, and student participation.
The roster for the 2010 includes: Cheltenham Elementary, Century Elementary, South High School, Greeley Central High School, Murphy Creek K-8, Thunder Ridge Elementary
Many schools are booked for 2011 – and there are still slots available for the entire school year! If you know a school that would be interested in the program, drop us a line and let us know. We are always eager to reach out to new schools in Denver, Arapahoe, and Jefferson Counties! Want to know more about our educational programs? read on….
Five members of the HKDC performed twice at Cheltenham two weeks ago and the new program was received with applause! Performing a varied program of dances and involving the students and teachers in stretching, choreographing, performing and problem solving…the program is off to a great start! Our program has many goals:
- To enlighten students about the elements that go into “building a dance”
- To encourage and refine concentration and observation skills
- To experience learning a dance phrase. Children will be taught some of the phrases in their seats or on stage, remembering several movements in a row and recognizing them as they appear in the dances
- To inspire students with new creative possibilities and structures, to show that discipline and abstraction can be fun
- To expose students to kinds of movement and music that may not be familiar to them, to encourage open-minded curiosity and interest
- To attune students to the natural human interest in rhythm and motion
- To Have Fun!
And, I think we will meet them all with another wonderful year of programming.