Outreach programs are associated with all SpectorDance performances. SpectorDance is eager to bring our award winning works to schools and community centers and will adapt our programs to individual needs. SpectorDance aims to both teach and inspire. Creative experiences stimulate new ways of learning in each child and provide an entry point into subjects that have brought global recognition to our community.
Although we tailor-make each educational experience to the situation, a typical format for our Outreach program might include four sessions: 1) a pre-show academic instruction session, 2) a movement class with a SpectorDance Company dancer, 3) a live performance in a theater, and 4) a follow-up discussion and writing exercise. The various instruction sessions prepare each child for the experience of live performance and provide background on themes that will be explored.
SpectorDance outreach programs are available for presentation at schools, community centers or onsite at SpectorDance.
OCEAN is our new dance media project about the ocean and its impact on climate change. Along with a live performance for general audiences, our program offers optional educational sessions and/or pre- performance lectures by ocean science experts. SpectorDance and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute are building a two-part program that brings together art and science to explore our oceans. It targets public school audiences in the hope of educating people about the state of our world ocean. The first part of the program focuses on an academic ocean science lesson, while the second part of the program focuses on an interpretation of the science content through creative movement, music and dance. SpectorDance enjoys incorporating local dancers into our performances. We are eager to explore new ways to invite participation. Purpose: To develop a commitment to and awareness of ocean health through art and science.
Key Objectives: Students will understand that human activities and actions contribute to the increasing acidity of the oceans of the world and that as individuals and as communities, we can do something to contribute to the future health of our world ocean. Read more about SpectorDance’s Education/Outreach for OCEAN (PDF) For Information contact Heather at 831-601-8510
Dancer: Tyler Herrera, photo by William Roden/New Dawn Studios
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