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What being a DANCE POWER Teaching Artist gives me

by Kathleen Smith, DANCE POWER Coordinator

Insights on the beginning of a new year of DANCE POWER

by Kathleen Smith, DANCE POWER Coordinator
 

National Arts in Education Week and ARB's DANCE POWER

by Lisa Beth Vettoso
Director of Educational Programming, American Repertory Ballet
 
In July of 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution #275 designating the second week of September as National Arts in Education Week. This year, National Arts in Education Week falls on September 14 through September 20, 2014. At American Repertory Ballet (ARB), this same week marks the beginning of our 30th year of our signature dance education residency: DANCE POWER.
 

Life Lessons from the Arts

by Lisa Beth Vettoso, Director of Educational Programming

If you work in the arts, and specifically arts education, you already believe in the importance of the arts in the lives of children. You believe it because of what you observe each and every day in a classroom, out in the community, or on a stage. You also believe it because something led you to a career in the arts, likely your own artistic experiences as a child and/or teenager. And even if you don’t work in the arts, you’re likely reading this blog because you love and support the arts.

School's Back in Session - My Arts Education Goals

by Lisa Beth Vettoso

Well, the time has come; it’s September. And while some may try to deny it (“Summer isn’t officially over until September 22!”), all of us in the education world know it can only mean one thing—the official start of the school year. Facebook is flooded with back-to-school photos and there’s a crackle of excitement in the air (soon to be displaced by groans about waking up early and homework).

Shaye Firer on being "The Chosen One" in "Rite of Spring"

 

I recently sat down to talk with Shaye Firer who will dance the role of "The Chosen One" in Douglas Martin's new Rite of Spring this season. She provided some insights into the "mad" world that Mr. Martin has created, and on her experience playing such an emotionally charged role:

Q: What did you think when you found out you were "The Chosen One"?

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