San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
MASTER CLASS WITH
GUEST TEACHING ARTIST KARL SCHAFFER
Wednesday, July 17, 7-8:30pm
CDF Studio Theatre
1715 27th Court South, Birmingham
Contemporary class for ages 16 and up
$10, Pre-registration required online here or at CDF
You do not need to print your reciept.
Co-director, Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble in Santa Cruz, California
Creator of CDF’s School Touring Shows “Math in Motion” and "The Magic Circle"
Karl Schaffer has co-directed the Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble for the past 20 years. He and co-director Erik Stern have toured throughout North America performing at such venues as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia, and the Mondavi Center in Davis, and most recently in New York and Hawaii. In 2005 they were named to the artist roster of the Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education, which sponsors arts workshops at many of the largest performing arts centers in the United States. Schaffer and Stern have received five National Endowment for the Arts Access to the Arts awards for their cross-disciplinary performance work linking dance and mathematics. The latest grant will fund an extended choreographic residency by Schaffer and Stern in Puerto Rico in 2009.
Schaffer also directs several Santa Cruz based touring shows about dance and mathematics; the group has performed in Santa Barbara, Monterey, and Marin recently, and is part of the Spectra Arts in the Schools Program. Schaffer was an artist-in-residence at the Mello Center for the Performing Arts in Watsonville for 2004-2005. He has been keynote presenter on integrating dance and mathematics at numerous conferences on the arts, mathematics, and math education throughout North America. He teaches mathematics at De Anza College, and teaches dance as an independent artist.
When & Where
The Dance Foundation
CDF dances with students of all ages and abilities in our community arts center in Homewood and at more than 20 social service agencies, child care centers and schools throughout Birmingham. Our dance classes and performances inspire all children, including the child who is homeless, very young, disadvantaged or at-risk, and the child who has special needs. CDF provides these children with much needed opportunities to feed their imagination and strengthen their bodies and minds. CDF is a non-profit organization supported by generous corporations, foundations and individuals like you.