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January, 24-31, 2021

DELving into Dance History: The Roots of Tap Dance

Black and white image of three tap dancers' feet at the School of Jacob's Pillow Grace Landefeld


DELve into the roots of tap dance as a distinctly African American art form in this upcoming Zoom workshop offered through Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at Jacob’s Pillow with Ann Biddle (Director of DEL at Jacob’s Pillow) and Felice Santorelli (DEL Facilitator). Pulling from Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive, a growing online collection of dance videos and multimedia essays contextualized by leading dance scholars and thought-leaders, participants will explore the rich and complex dance form and learn about a range of tap dance artists from the past to the present. A guest tap artist (to be announced) will visit the course to offer an embodied master class in the basics of tap dance and body percussion.

Designed to re-envision teaching dance history as an inquiry-based and embodied practice, DELving into Dance History is for K-12 dance educators, college-level dance educators, and dance history enthusiasts to enhance remote and in-person teaching and discovery.


 

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