$45

Christa Coogan: Essential and Elemental Connection Between Music and Dance

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Utah Opera Production Studio

336 North 400 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84103

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description

Description

We are bringing this fabulous presenter all the way from Germany! Please arrive at 8:30 to network and enjoy our complementary bagels and beverages. In addition to Christa's engaging instruction, your ticket for this event also includes a lunch (salad, sandwich, cookie, water).

The Orff-Schulwerk approach values the musical, poetic body in relation to music. It is based upon the assumption that everyone can dance musically, with intention and purpose. This workshop in elemental, creative dance will offer access into this relationship through rhythm and structure, through imagination and sensuality. Discussion and reflections of artistic-pedagogical approaches to teaching movement in music classes support the physical work.

Christa Coogan is on the faculty of the Department of Elemental Music Pedagogy at the Conservatory for Music and Theater in Munich, Germany. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she is the Conservatory coordinator for outreach work with refugee populations. Her extensive work with children and youth includes teaching dance and facilitating the creating of dance and music performances in schools. She has been teaching at the Orff Institute for over 25 years and is on the faculty of the San Francisco International Orff course in the USA. Christa presents seminars and workshops throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas as a movement specialist in Orff Schulwerk. She holds a BFA degree in dance from the Juilliard School in New York and a MA in Dance Studies from the University of Salzburg. She works as a teaching coach for the Federal Association of Dance in Schools and was co-initiator and director of the further education course “Dance Art in the School!” at the Technical University of Munich from 2006-2012. Christa teaches master classes at various universities (George Mason University, St. Thomas University and Southern Methodist University) and is repeatedly invited as keynote speaker at the AOSA (American Orff Schoolwork Association) national conferences and is internationally active at universities and colleges for movement and dance in the sense of Orff Schulwerk and in the field of creative-artistic dance.


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Utah Opera Production Studio

336 North 400 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84103

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved