Isadora Duncan is known as the “Mother of Modern Dance” and her dance students were known as the “Isadorables.” Isadora believed that dance should be natural and derived from the simplest of human movements- walking, running, skipping, jumping, and standing. She was inspired by ancient Greek artwork. Her dance movements were almost childlike in their freedom, and these ideas lend themselves naturally to creative movement and free expression through dance.
In this children’s workshop, we will explore different locomotor movements inspired by Isadora Duncan’s teachings. We will also explore shapes found in nature, and create dances based on nature and the harmonious aspects between the natural world and movement. We will also briefly examine Greek art and imagine the connection between the art of the ancient Greeks and how our bodies can move. We will stretch, explore, listen, examine, and create through movement!
This workshop is designed for children ages 5-10. Cost is $5 for BRAHM members and $8 for nonmembers.
Presented to the community by Wells Fargo.
About the Instructor
Liz McCracken is currently an adjunct instructor at Appalachian State University in the Department of Theater and Dance. Liz has a Master of Arts in Dance Education from UNC Greensboro, and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Sweet Briar College, VA. She is a previous K-12 dance educator in VA and NC public schools, and also has extensive experience teaching creative movement classes. Locally, Liz is a founder and dancer of Verge Dance Collective, a community dance organization. She and her family live in Boone.