// Reimagine On Site & Distance Learning 

Reimagine On Site & Distance Learning is a sequential multi language art program

Reimagine On Site & Distance Learning

Reimagine On Site & Distance Learning is a sequential multi language 15-30 session art program launched by Performing Arts Workshop in July 2021. Through a series of video and in-person lessons, and individually designed community building curricula, students will have the opportunity to engage in learning, contextualizing, and practicing an art form in collaboration with a teaching artist and peers

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Reimagine On Site & Distance Learning Mission

To provide high quality anti racist distance learning arts instruction for all students, with a commitment to collaborating with historically underrepresented groups including low-income communities, immigrant communities, indigenous communities, and Black and Brown communities.

To provide a learning experience that is highly accessible via an inclusive array of devices

To provide opportunities for arts practice

To provide opportunities for community building

To provide instruction in multiple languages (Mandarin, Spanish, English)

// Art Forms

Anti-racist focused art instruction for youth at no cost to participants.

Providing no cost art courses for grades Pre-K through 12th in English, Spanish and Mandarin. Performing Arts Workshop classes include the following art forms: Creative Writing, Dance, Visual Arts, Media Arts, Spoken Word and Theatre.

Reimagine On Site Powerhouse Courses

Course Title: Dance on film: Investigating Movement of the Camera and the Body

Teaching Artist: Nico Maimon & Samuel Melecio-Zambrano

Course Language: English

Level: all

Ages: 10-13

Program Time & Dates: Feb 4th – May 27th
Orientation Feb 4th, 2022
W, F 4:30 – 6:30

Class Capacity: 15 students

Course Description:
This class will focus on dance/movement and video filming/editing. The movement portion of class will consist of a gentle introduction to our body each day, exploring varying coordination, and building to more full-bodied movement expression. Our movement exploration will inform how we layer in the movement of a camera to begin creating film work together. At the end of our program, we will have a community film share, featuring films that you all create and edit collaboratively. If you’re interested in or curious about creative expression, movement, and/or film work, we would love to have you!

Course Title: Line Breaks: Introduction to Breaking and Poetry

Teaching Artist: Natasha Huey & Gideon Mekwunye

Course Language: English

Level: Beg/Int

Ages: 10-18

Program Time & Dates: Feb 3rd – May 31st
Orientation Feb 3rd, 2022
T & TH 4:30-6:30

Class Capacity: 15 students

Course Description:
“Oppression puts a ceiling on our imagination, and I believe that art can help lift that ceiling off our imagination. That’s why I’m engaged in it, and that’s why I have a lot of respect for artists because they really help us to imagine differently.”
— Mariame Kaba

A world full of joy and justice where everyone has their needs met is possible — but only if we can imagine, build, and win it. In this class, we’ll be expanding and challenging our imaginations through movement, creative writing, and performance. We’ll be learning the foundations of poetry and breaking and how our practice in these art forms helps us practice living into liberatory futures. And we’re going to have a lot of fun! All experience levels of dancers and writers are welcome.