Moving Through Math: Geometric Transformations & Symmetry
Kennedy Center Workshop
Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4:00 PM
For teachers of Grades K–4
For up to 30 teachers
Many young students only learn to recognize shapes in isolation, and in base orientation. When shapes are combined, flipped, or rotated, many children can no longer recognize them! However, when young students learn to construct and manipulate shapes with their bodies, their spatial reasoning skills are dramatically enhanced. Connecting creative movement to visual understanding adds a powerful new dimension to the study of geometry. In this workshop, teachers learn to lead the creative movement story, Meet the Shape Family. This story takes young children on a step-by-step journey through lines, angles, shapes, shape transformations, composite shapes, and 3-dimensional shapes. During this joyful experience, children move, create, and collaborate with partners and in small groups. Children extend their thinking when they identify and draw complex shapes in the world around them. for older students, they will learn to master lines (orientations and relationships), angles, hierarchy and classification of shapes, side/angle relationships, area and perimeter, and 3-dimensional shapes (vertices, edges, and faces).
Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:30 PM
Pilobolus returns with the quirky
athleticism and enthusiasm for humor that’s made the dance company an
international entertainment brand. May contain partial nudity.
Featured on Late
Night with Conan O'Brien, The Academy
Awards and OK Go’s Grammy nominated video “All is Not Lost,” Pilobolus
are adult children going out to play, armed with fun, a little sensuality they
create a spectacle of dance, gymnastics, theater and mime. With nearly four
decades of creative productions and a body of over 100 choreographic works, it
is more than a dance company—Pilobolus is an influential force in the artistic
community and remain as unpredictable and fascinating as ever. Pilobolus
makes fanciful and exciting dance suitable for a more mature audience.
“We have kept the idea of collaboration
as the singular organizing feature of the company.”
–Robby Barnett, artistic
“You can convince people that what
they’re looking at is art. But you can’t convince them they’re having fun when
–Robby Barnett, artistic director
“Pilobolus proves once again it does it
Pilobolus Children's Matinee
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 2:00 PM
Original and inventive, Pilbolus’
unbelievably athletic dancers perform a special program designed for young
All ages / 60 minutes / no
This matinee is sure to delight the
imaginations of all children. A long-time arts education advocate, Pilobolus’ educational
partners include Brooklyn Academy of Music, Harlem Children’s Zone, American
Dance Festival and New York City and Connecticut public schools. The company is
the recipient of the 20th Anniversary Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival
Award, recognizing lifetime achievement in modern dance.
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