Dance Games for Engagement and Empowerment with Bethany Formica

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 1:00pm
Dance Games for Engagement and Empowerment with Bethany Formica

Join in for dance games that develop community and communication skills, and encourage all players to have a blast. Adaptable to multiple settings and ages, from school and studios to open events, from children to adults. We’ll be passing pulses, blowing kisses, tiptoeing and moving rhythmically through the space. Forget about technique for a bit, put on your thinking caps and turn off your serious self. This is a collection of games learned and borrowed from a variety of theater, dance and music artists, designed to put participants in touch with their bodies, help them focus, connect, and collaborate, while allowing every individual’s voice to be heard. Not serious, not critical, not competitive, these games encourage a sense of playful humanism, evoking new ways of thinking and moving, problem-solving and multitasking. The dance playing field is leveled, and the value of play and laughter enlivens the body in completely unexpected ways.





Bethany Formica

Bethany Formica, dynamic dance artist and wood artisan, graduated with a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She has worked with Kevin Wynn, Sean Curran, Pearson/Widrig DanceTheatre, Martha Bowers, Michael Foley, JoAnna Mendl Shaw, Reactionaries (Co-Director), BoanDanz Action, Nichole Canuso, Megan Mazarick, Melanie Stewart Dance Theater, White Box Theatre, Curt Haworth, Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre (Poland), Melina Martin (Argentina), and Sylvain Emard (Montreal), among others. She received an Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts, Dances in Public Spaces Grant, Rocky Award, and a Fellowship for Choreography from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Bethany currently dances with Cardell Dance Theater, is a guest choreographer for West Chester University Dance Co., and the owner of Sawdust Siren.

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