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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 have made a career out of improvisation. This has taken me to collaborating with artists of many disciplines in many countries and to incorporating many disciplines into my own learning and teaching.

DISCIPLINES

Dance,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Spanish, Other, 

LANGUAGE DETAILS

Fluent, 

WORK WITH STUDENTS

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

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Space: flexible

Travel: I drive and am available for residencies more than 15 miles outside of Portland.

Breaks longer than an hour will be charged.

Supplies: Common supplies used. Mostly fabric and felt tips.

Technology: Classroom projector to plug in a laptop, speakers

 

FEE INFO

$65 per prep hour, planning and reflection meeting

$80 per session

Travel: $20 per hour from SW Portland
$250 for 45min solo performance

$1070 for quartet performance

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

503-225-5900 x231

Email:

josephine@ya-or.org

Website:

https://www.lucianaproano.com

REFERENCES

Sarah Louderbough

Assistant Head of School

sarah@msb.org

503.439.1597

Montessori School of Beaverton

Julie Sparling

Creative Movement & P.E. Specialist

Julie.Sparling@vansd.org

503.449.5200

Ogden Elementary

3rd-5th grade

Vincent Bres

Lower School Division Head

vbres@faispdx.org

503.292.7776 ext 612

French American International School

3rd & 4th grades


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