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Wednesday, March 5 • 8:30am - 4:00pm
Teacher's Institute

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A day-long seminar designed for teachers and directors of theatre arts, teachers who use or integrate theatre techniques into their curriculum and those who are studying to be teachers. In traditional African societies, the griot or djeli is the community storyteller, historian, and archive for communal knowledge. In this workshop, participants will explore techniques for productively and carefully engaging students' life experiences as a catalyst for learning across disciplines. Daniel and Adam guide participants through the progression they use in their work to think about the role and function of the griot in contemporary society, and share how to engage students in this leadership role. Using movement, storytelling, improvisation, writing, group dialogue, song, and games, participants explore the power of their own experiences and stories as they relate to important issues in their communities. They will then consider how these stories interrelate and, finally, begin to think about composition and staging their communities' voices.



Elaine Malone

SETC Teacher's Institute Chair

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Adam McKinney

Co-Director of DNAWORKS, Adam McKinney is a classically trained dancer and former member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, and Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet. Adam has taught master dance classes in the U.S., Hungary, Indonesia, England, Ghana, South Africa, and Israel, and has organized programs on social justice and the Arts with a long list of organizational partners, including Ghana's... Read More →

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Dr. Daniel Banks

Teacher's Institute, Wednesday Keynote, Masterclass Teacher, DNAWorks
Join Daniel banks for a Keynote Forum exploring Hip Hop, Applied Theatre and Theatre of Purpose. During the presentation and dialogue, he will share practical information about how to structure and apply such techniques into an existing theatre program/curriculum. Banks is a firm believer in interaction: "Expect a chance to think on your feet and begin some visioning work." | | Banks is an accomplished international artist both on the page... Read More →

Wednesday March 5, 2014 8:30am - 4:00pm
RV Grand Bay Bllrm

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