Alito is the Artistic Director of DanceAbility® International and co-founder of DanceAbility®. Alessi has been involved with the evolution of contemporary dance for the past 30 years, and is internationally known as a pioneering teacher and choreographer in the fields of contact improvisation, and dance and disability.
Event Timing: Sunday, June 10, 2018 @ 3:00pm- "Intro to DanceAbility" (optional, free) Alito will give a presentation on DanceAbility, and give an experiential taste of the DanceAbility method.
Monday, June 11, 2018 to Friday, June 15, 2018The Course will run approximately 10:00 – 5:00 each day, with an 1.5 hr lunch break.
5-Day DanceAbility Intensives teach basic DanceAbility exercises and theory for immediate application by dance educators, teachers, therapists, and dancers, who want to share movement improvisation and/or mixed-abilities inclusive dance in their communities. Participants learn how to present the DanceAbility® method of inclusive dance—a comprehensive approach based on structured movement improvisation. This method is an ideal way for people without disabilities and with various mental and physical abilities to meet on common ground where creativity is based on equality, not on specific skills. DanceAbility dissolves barriers between disabled and able-bodied people and facilitates deep, meaningful communication among practitioners. Inclusive dance helps people from very diverse backgrounds experience the art of being together. The course is open to dance educators and anyone who wants to teach inclusive dance, or who is interested in an immersion in the DanceAbility® method. Students will receive a certificate of completion and a teaching guide (DanceAbility handbook) with over 40 exercises and detailed notes from each day’s material. While many who take these intensives are professionals, non-professionals and people with no prior dance experience are also welcome. The DanceAbility method has been developed over 30 years, by Eugene dance artist Alito Alessi. He has been recognized as a Guggenheim Fellow for this work and his dance company has been awarded National Endowment for the Arts awards and other major recognitions.
The training includes: •Foundation concepts and exercises of movement improvisation for people of all abilities and disabilities, based on things that all participants can do• How to guide people to be aware of their potential for movement and for communication• Dance/movement explorations for individuals, partners, and small and large groups that encourage EVERYbody's expression and non-verbal communication• How to foster leadership and support in groups that include diverse mental disabilities• How to work with adults and children•Teaching physicality and touch (inspired largely by Contact Improvisation)
Event Address: University of South Carolina Department of Theatre and Dance, 324 Sumter St, Columbia, SC 29208
Contact us at:DanceAbility international 576 Olive St. Suite 208Eugene, OR 97401 USA firstname.lastname@example.org (Pacific Standard Time)
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