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Welcome to the Southern Vermont Dance Festival!  Takes place July 14th - July 17th with 100 classes, 3 Gala performances, Informal performances, Dozens of Community Events, Meet and Greets and Receptions and Dinner at Rudyard Kiplings house and much more.  Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite and have access to your own Vermont Dance Adventure.
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Saturday, July 16 • 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Dancing With Your Ears

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Saturday Dance Sampler
This course is for dancers who want to dance and improvise more musically. Through the anatomy of meters, and various dance rhythms (Western and non-Western), we learn about musical concepts through moving. Topics to explore include: (1) When we suspend a movement in the air, what actually happens musically? (2) Jose Limon talks about succession. How can we approach “succession” through our understanding of the musical concept of "sequence"? (3) In some cultures, dancers count 1-2-3-4. Musicians often find it confusing as they perceive music through macro beats, meter and phrasing. Can we establish a common vocabulary? (4) Laban talks about "space," how can we make better use of space through our understanding of melodic direction? (5) Is dance and music two separate fields after all? Can we find common ground? In this course, we will choreograph a piece together using the tools of non-chord tones, sequence, phrasing, and melodic direction.

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Jane Wong

Jane Wong received her diploma in Dance from the University of London. She subsequently studied at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and danced for various companies in New York. There she discovered Dalcroze, a method to cultivate musicianship through movement and kinesthetic awareness. She then auditioned for the Longy School of Music and then pursued her Master's in Music Education at the Boston Conservatory. She... Read More →


Saturday July 16, 2016 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Papa Bear @BSD 22 High St. Brattleboro, VT.

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