Earlier this month, a team of four Dance Exchange artists led by Cassie Meador, two ecologists led by Mark Twery of the National Forest Service, and two Americorps fellows from MICA coordinated the first Moving Field Guides at Patterson Park in Baltimore, Maryland. Through interactions with the natural environment, 12 elementary school students practiced basic orienteering skills to navigate among three sites in the park: an open field, a group of trees, and a pond. At each site, students received information about the area through a combination of movement activities and factual information from the scientists. The afternoon culminated in a showing of the dances created by the students based on the information they heard from the scientists, and the movement collection they created from their observations and discoveries in the park.
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UPCOMING AT DX
- January 17, 2017 6:00 pmFoundations in Contemporary Dance w/ Juliana Ponguta
- January 20, 2017 9:30 amFriday CLASS w/ Matthew Cumbie
- January 21, 2017 10:00 amTakoma Park MOVES w/ Matthew Cumbie + live music by Mark H Rooney
- January 24, 2017 6:00 pmFoundations in Contemporary Dance w/ Juliana Ponguta
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