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Luciana Proano (Young Audiences)

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

Myth, ritual, archetype are windows to self expression and are easily approachable through dance. This creates opportunity for metaphoric or abstract thinking. Students will input their own self-expression into a traditional form or subject. Body language can be non-rational and non-judgmental, collaborating through movement can create a safe environment to work empathetically with one another.

 

Learning dance requires spatial awareness, motor skills, understanding of rhythm and memory of sequence. All these require persistence and perseverance. To create and err together creates a fantastic social bond and solidarity.

 

Narrative can be used to reference concrete stories or abstract thinking. I will create the content according to the grade’s curriculum and the subject we wish to enhance. Students will approach the same subject from lots of different angles and helps them integrate their individual abilities within the group.

 

Students will recognize their internal emotions/moods in the dance and learn to recognize it in others’ dances. Students will learn to focus and target their intention in communicating between one another.

 

Students will make connections between dance-making and elements of math and science.

BIO

I am a Peruvian dancer and artist dedicated to multidisciplinary and cross cultural work. I teach in order for people to discover something about themselves.  I’m good at figuring out different tools and strategies that work for different students.  I want to encourage open minds because the world is diverse and we are a microcosm of that diversity.  In the use of archetypes, we’ll find that diversity has convergence.

DISCIPLINES

Dance,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Spanish, 

WORK WITH STUDENTS

My programs may be taught in Spanish, English, and French.

 

I have made a career out of improvisation. This has taken me to collaborating with artists of many disciplines and to incorporating many disciplines into my own learning and teaching. The initial meeting with the teacher and an observation of the class will be the source of inspiration for the workshop we will design.

 

For example, to enhance the understanding of a pre-columbian culture we might start from learning some steps from a particular tradition and then realizing what they might mean according to how it feels to perform them. How a culture dances says a lot about it’s climate, its terrain, the social interaction and its general personality. With their bodies the children will empathize with that culture and understand facts they might be studying. They can even create a fictional dance that represents the culture or the historic moment, this would be the reverse approach. This allows for a more multidisciplinary approach in which the children might assume roles as dancers, actors, designers, etc.  My work focuses on spurring motivation so the kids develop a love for learning, art is always multifaceted and creates a state of wonder. Every subject can be approached through an artist’s lens and become magical. I want us to play together.

 

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Math

  • Rhythm in connection with Math, cycles.
  • Exploring geometric patterns through dance

 

Science

  • Ankle-shakers and Rainsticks connected to Plant lifecycle for K/1/2

 

Social Studies, History

  • Afro-Peruvian Traditions in connection with Social Studies topics around slavery
  • Visiting Spanish-speaking Countries through dance and music, connecting to Geography. A choreographic approach is available here.
  • Any history subject can be expressed through the body, this has a more theatrical approach and we might recreate games from a particular period.

GALLERY

FEE INFO

$65 per prep hour, planning and reflection meeting

$80 per session

Travel:  $20 per hour from SW Portland

$200 for 45min solo performance

$800 for quartet performance

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

503-225-5900 x231

Email:

josephine@ya-or.org

Website:

http://www.lucianaproano.com

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