Canae, who has worked locally with the Ethnic Dance Theater, the Tapestry Folkdance Center, The Southern Theater, and Mixed Blood Theater, led our first dance/movement class in February.
We asked students to work together to make different geometric shapes with their bodies. How can you make a square using your bodies? A triangle? A star? Then we talked about the different levels used in dance - the low/ground level, the mid level and the air/sky level. Students were asked to use their bodies to show and understand the differences between these levels. What lives on the ground? How does it move? What kinds of things exist on the mid level? How do they move? What lives in the sky? How can you use your body to show the wind blowing?