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Center For Creative Education Presents Teaching Artistry Workshop By Susan Thomasson Of The Lincoln Center Education

The Center for Creative Education presents a “Teaching Artistry Workshop” by Susan Thomasson, of the Lincoln Center Education, NY on Monday, May 2nd in the evening. In keeping with the spirit of teaching artistry as experiential, the workshop will feature a hands-on exploration of teaching artist practice, providing a concrete example of how teaching artistry can be applied in a variety of settings: skills-based teaching, classroom curriculum integration, trans-disciplinary projects, community-based work, and therapeutic applications. Workshops participants will learn about the larger teaching artist community, opportunities for professional development, and new possibilities for connecting and deepening their work.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up – and share this with another teacher!

 

 

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425 24th St., West Palm Beach, FL 33407

 

 

“Teaching Artistry Workshop”

by Susan Thomasson,

Of the Lincoln Center Education, NY

 

Monday, May 2, 2016

5:30  to  8:00pm

 

 

 

 

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Workshop Fee: $10.00 (complimentary for CCE teaching artists).

Open to the Public.

Refreshments will be provided.
Registration Fee can be found and paid at: http://cceflorida.org/professional-development/

Contact: Olga M. Vazquez at olgav@cceflorida.org or 561-805-9927

About the Workshop:

What is a teaching artist? Where and with whom do they work? What are the skills, processes, and perspectives teaching artists bring from their art forms to a broader public? Since the term “teaching artist” was first used at Lincoln Center Institute in the 1970’s, teaching artists have been working in varied settings around the world, and teaching artistry has emerged as a profession with an international community of practitioners.

 

 

 

 

 

This workshop will illuminate the fundamental artistic and creative skills used by teaching artists and identify the various contexts in which they work. In keeping with the spirit of teaching artistry as experiential, the workshop will feature a hands-on exploration of teaching artist practice, providing a concrete example of how teaching artistry could be applied in a variety of settings: skills-based teaching, classroom curriculum integration, trans-disciplinary projects, community-based work, and therapeutic applications. Workshops participants will learn about the larger teaching artist community, opportunities for professional development, and new possibilities for connecting and deepening their work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Workshop Leader:

 

 

Susan Thomasson, dancer/choreographer, holds a BFA degree from the University of Utah, where she served an apprenticeship with Repertory Dance Theatre. She has performed a wide variety of modern dance styles, dancing and touring with the companies of Kathryn Posin, Raymond Johnson, Bill T. Jones, Bill Evans, and Rosalind Newman. She was a soloist with Anna Sokolow’s Players’ Project, performing nationally and internationally with the company, and assisting in reconstruction of Ms. Sokolow’s repertory. Susan also tours a solo/duet concert of Pilobolus Dance Theatre’s work, originally created for Lincoln Center Institute. In addition to her own work, she performs with Claire Porter, Elissaveta Iordanova and Mark DeGarmo.

 

 

 

 

She was among a group of artists who pioneered aesthetic education at Lincoln Center Institute (now Lincoln Center Education), and has been involved in the development of many of the Institute’s national affiliates as a performer, teaching artist, and consultant. She has been a faculty member of Brooklyn College, the Rutgers University system, Hofstra University, Manhattanville College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, the University of Northern Iowa and Brooklyn’s Berkeley Carroll School. In addition to Lincoln Center and many independent teaching residencies, she is a teaching artist and master teacher for the 92nd St. Y, NY City Center, the Joyce Theater, the NY and NJ State Councils on the Arts and Theater Development Fund. Susan has served as a mentor for Arts Achieve, a Federal arts innovation research project for the NYC DOE, and mentors Lincoln Center Scholars at Hunter College. Currently, she is also education director for Mark DeGarmo Dance. Susan is a faculty member of the Dance Conservatory at Purchase College and the Hunter College graduate program in dance education (Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan’s choreography ranges from work incorporating live percussion to literature-based dance/theatre pieces, to work blending movement with poetry and text. She received a Choreography Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for 2011/12. Her work has been presented at DanceNow, NY’s 40Up Series, Dance Theater Workshop, the 92 Street Y’s Harkness Dance Series, the American Dance Guild, the Barishnikov Arts Center, NY International Fringe Festival, Flea Theater, New York’s Riverside Dance Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, Hopkins Theatre at Dartmouth College, and Iowa’s Cedar Arts Forum. Recent projects include a commission from the University of Nebraska’s Lied Center for an evening-length dance/theatre/music work, dances inspired by her grandmother’s baking, hand gestures, and comic work based in the struggles of modern life – traveling, getting lost, power, language.

 

 

 

 

 

She was a contributing writer to a biography of Ms. Sokolow, which won the 1992 Torre del Bueno literature prize. A frequent master teacher and panelist, she writes arts and arts education materials for Lincoln Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and music publisher Silver Burdett. In 2006, Susan received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Teaching Artists and the New York State Council on the Arts and a Governor’s Award in the Arts from the state of New Jersey.

 

Workshop Fee: $10.00 (complimentary for CCE teaching artists).

Open to the Public.

Refreshments will be provided.
Registration Fee can be found and paid at: http://cceflorida.org/professional-development/

Contact: Olga M. Vazquez at olgav@cceflorida.org or 561-805-9927

 

 

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