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Creating an Ethics and Pedagogy of Teaching with(out) Touch

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This three (3)-day workshop will discuss the ethics of using touch in the movement classroom.

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This course examines consent and power dynamics in the studio, creating an ethics of touch for movement classes, and low-touch/no-touch teaching options. This course combines knowledge of best practices of physical contact in dance and theatre pedagogy/creative process with Laban/Bartenieff Touch-for-Repatterning practices. The course encourages personal reflection and choice-making for effective teaching.

Session 1: Teaching with Touch

Students will participate in a reflective examination of current teaching methods and classroom practices, to set the stage for learning and applying the new information provided in following modules. We will also examine ways to effectively and ethically teach movement using touch to direct or correct.

Session 2: Consent and Power Dynamics in the Movement Studio

This session examines the roles of consent and personal agency, and how they are affected by power dynamics, in movement spaces. Participants will learn and discuss ways to incorporate consent when working with students/clients. We will also explore the roles Power Dynamics play in our classrooms, studios, and/or rehearsal rooms and how they might inhibit Consent. Once participants have an understanding of the types of power that may be at play, they can plan to mitigate these dynamics. These understandings, along with our future explorations of types of touch and alternatives to touch, provide the foundation for creating an Ethics and Pedagogy of Touch and a Consent-Based Classroom/Rehearsal Room.

Session 3: Types of Touch and Alternatives to Touch

In our final session we explore ways to:

Specifically name and/or explain the types of touch used in the classroom/rehearsal room, in order to create an environment that fosters trust and consent.

Use Touch-for-Patterning touches from Integrated Movement Studies, with Laban concepts and language.

Offer alternatives to touch and/or our types of touch to affirm student boundaries and agency all while still fulfilling our own learning/creating objectives. This session provides more language and examples you may wish to incorporate into your own Ethics and Pedagogy of Touch statement.

Instructor Bio

Nicole Perry is an intimacy choreographer, director, and choreographer in South Florida. Recent credits include Imagine: a Journey in Dance at the Kravis Center, and choreography and intimacy choreography for the US premiere of The Glass Piano at Theatre Lab. She is the resident intimacy choreographer at Measure for Measure Theatre.

Nicole is a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst through Integrated Movement Studies. Her final project connected L/BMS concepts and vocabulary with Intimacy Choreography.

Nicole provides guest teaching in Laban for Theatre and/or Dance, as well as Consent for Performers and Power Dynamics in the Rehearsal Room, through Momentum Stage. Nicole founded this non-profit to provide affordable resources for performing artists/teachers.

Nicole teaches dance at the University of Miami and a public middle school. She is a member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and the Association of Theatre Movement Educators. She apprenticed with Intimacy Directors International.

Class Dates and Times

March 6, 20, and 27

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Eastern (NY)

Please keep in mind that there is a gap between class one (1) and class two (2) due to another course being offered by LIMS on March 13/14.

Who Can Join

Ms. Perry's course is open to those who are professionally certified or who are not certified (yet), but have a lot of experience.

What You Need to Bring/Have

A notebook, pen/pencil, and a small amount of space to move

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$90

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