Butler Arts Center

Butler Arts Center

Since 1991, the Butler Arts Center has presented curriculum-based, culturally diverse, fully accessible, and age appropriate performances and programs to all-aged audiences.  Live performances and programs enrich audiences with a variety of learning styles and approaches, exposing and introducing students to specific art forms (dance, music, theatre, visual arts, and media).  At the Butler Arts Center, our commitment is to providing a positive artistic experience through live performance, ultimately educating while entertaining.

Attending a performance or program is more than a day at a performance hall or theatre.  Experiencing it LIVE allows new ways of thinking about our lives and our world.  Having a story or book come to life on a stage inspires us to look at and engage with the characters and setting.  Audiences who see live science demonstrations or historical re-enactments connect action and images to deeper understandings of the content.  Bringing literature and school curriculum to life in front of students make challenging subjects more accessible and real.  When attending a live performance, we are encouraged to imagine, create, innovate and unite as we share a similar experience and connection with others.

Teachers share how their students continue to talk about attending a live matinee performance, months or even years after visiting the Butler Arts Center.  Over ONE MILLION students, teachers and guests have attended matinee performances at the Butler Arts Center since 1991. Can you imagine over a million people talking about live performances they have experienced?  Perhaps YOU have visited Clowes Memorial Hall to witness a LIVE performance or program.  Chances are you have!

EDUCATOR CONTACT INFO

clowesboxoffice@butler.edu

https://butlerartscenter.org/education

  4602 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Marion

317-940-6444

Moving Hearts, Minds & Bodies through Dance In...

Program description

In this interactive workshop, participants examine ways to enhance their teaching and deepen student knowledge and understanding of subject areas such as English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and more through engaging young learners through movement.

Creative movement provides an opportunity to reach all learners, particularly the kinesthetic learner, in ways that allow them to process and retain information effectively and efficiently. In this second workshop, teachers delve deeper examining ways to enhance their teaching of specific content or a topic through engaging their students with the composition of movement. Explore how to involve students in active learning with Kennedy Center teaching artist, Kimberli Boyd, through improvisational structures that allow students to explore curriculum ideas through movement. Participants will also learn to facilitate a step-by-step choreographic process that will allow students to synthesize learning in the form of movement phrases and dances.

This workshop was developed in association with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and is partially underwritten by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Committee for the Performing Arts.

Booking / scheduling contact

Donna Rund

   317-940-8052

 drund@butler.edu

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Dance, Multi-Discipline, Storytelling
Cultural Origin:
Program type: Professional Development
Population served: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Fine Arts: Dance, Social Emotional Learning
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Available times:

4:30-7:30 PM

Location(s):

Lilly Hall, Butler University

Fees / Ticketing:

$30.00 attending one workshop only

$25.00 attending two or more workshops

IDOE STANDARDS

Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
MATH:
Standard 1 - Number sense
SCIENCE:
Standard 3 - Life Science
SOCIAL STUDIES:
Standard 1 - History
ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS (K-5):
RL.4 – Connection of Ideas: Build comprehension and appreciation of literature by connecting literary elements and themes and analyzing how sensory tools impact meaning
RN.4 – Connection of Ideas: Build understanding of nonfiction texts by verifying points and making connections between topics and ideas
SL.1 – Learning Outcome for Speaking and Listening: Develop and apply effective communication skills through speaking and active listening
SL.2 – Discussion and Collaboration: Develop and apply reciprocal communication skills by participating in a range of collaborative discussions
SL.3 – Comprehension: Develop and apply active listening and interpretation skills using various strategies
SL.4 – Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: Develop and apply speaking skills to communicate ideas effectively in a variety of situations
ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS (6-12):
SL.1 – Learning Outcome for Speaking and Listening: Refine and apply effective communication skills through speaking and active listening
SL.2 – Discussion and Collaboration: Refine and apply reciprocal communication skills by participating in a range of collaborative discussions
SL.3 – Comprehension: Refine and apply active listening and interpretation skills using various strategies
SL.4 – Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: Refine and apply speaking skills to communicate ideas effectively in a variety of situations
FINE ARTS: DANCE:
Anchor Standard 1 – Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work: Choreographers use a variety of sources as inspiration and transform concepts and ideas into movement for artistic expression.
Anchor Standard 2 – Organize and develop artistic ideas and work: The elements of dance, dance structure, and choreographic devices serve as both a foundation and a departure point for choreographers.
Anchor Standard 3 – Refine and complete artistic work: Choreographers analyze, evaluate, refine, and document their work to communicate meaning.
Anchor Standard 4 – Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation: Space, time, and energy are basic elements of dance.
Anchor Standard 5 – Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation: Dancers use the mind-body connection and develop the body as an instrument for artistry and artistic expression.

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes