// 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 Distance Learning Courses

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Course Title: Beginning Hip Hop & Breaking

Teaching Artist: Dionte Als

Course Language: English

Level: Beginning

Ages:  10 – 13

Materials Needed: N/A

Program Dates: July 6, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Program Time: 9 AM – 10 AM

Course Description: In this 15 session distance learning course, students will learn beginning Breaking & Hip-Hop dance and freestyle with an emphasis on Breaking. Using the basics and foundations of Breaking, students will understand the structure of a full breaking set and confidently execute it. Students will also learn about Breaking & Hip-Hop dance culture, history, and the pioneering figures in this art form.

Course Title: Hip Hop & Breaking Intermediate

Teaching Artist: Dionte Als

Course Language: English

Level: Intermediate

Ages: 10 – 13

Materials Needed: N/A

Program Dates: July 6, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Program Time: 10 AM – 11 AM

Course Description: In this 15 session distance learning course, students will learn beginning Breaking & Hip-Hop dance and freestyle with an emphasis on Breaking. Using the foundations of Breaking, students will understand the structure of breaking and learn how to experiment with freestyle and create their own Sets, culminating in a collaborative final project. Students will also learn about Breaking & Hip-Hop dance culture, history, and the pioneering figures in this art form.

Course Title: Visual Arts & Spoken Word

Teaching Artist: Kristi Chan & Natasha Huey

Course Language: English

Level: Beginning

Ages: 10 – 18

Materials Needed: N/A

Program Dates: July 6, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Program Time: 10 AM – 11 AM

Course Description: In this 15 session distance learning course, students will explore the possibilities of poetry and visual media. Moving through a different theme each week, students will create through processes of observation, experimentation, found object, erasure, illustration, and collage. Both visual art and poetry will be integrated processes throughout the class, through exercises like found poetry, erasure, and freewriting. Students will have an opportunity to work on projects independently and collaboratively, as well as experiment with formats and mediums they may already be familiar with.

Course Title: Afro-Peruvian Zapateo

Teaching Artist: Pierr Padilla

Course Language: Spanish

Level: Beginner

Ages: 10 – 18

Materials Needed: N/A

Program Dates: July 6, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Program Time: 3 PM – 4 PM

Course Description:

El Zapateo Afroperuano es una forma de percusión corporal, es decir, hacer música con nuestro propio cuerpo. Actualmente, el Zapateo no sólo se realiza con los pies, sino en combinación con las manos que producen sonidos en diferentes partes del cuerpo, como las piernas, el pecho, la cara o la boca.

La clase de Zapateo Afroperuano será un espacio para la exploración rítmica, donde los estudiantes aprenden secuencias rítmicas o “pasadas” y crean sus propias coreografías incorporando acciones escénicas no verbales que expresen sus propios sentires. La clase se realizará en idioma español con introducción al idioma inglés.

The Afro-Peruvian Zapateo is a form of body percussion, that is, making music with our own body. Currently, Zapateo is not only performed with the feet, but in combination with the hands that produce sounds in different parts of the body, such as the legs, chest, face or mouth.

The Afro-Peruvian Zapateo class will be a space for rhythmic exploration, where students learn rhythmic sequences or “passes” and create their own choreographies incorporating non-verbal stage actions that express their own feelings. The class will be held in Spanish with an introduction to the English language.

Course Title: Hip Hop Dance & Creative Movement

Teaching Artist: Hien Huynh

Course Language: English

Level: Intermediate

Ages: 14 – 18

Materials Needed: N/A

Program Dates: July 6, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Program Time: 4 PM – 5 PM

Course Description: As a team we will be exploring hip hop movement, through the origins of break dance and popping. We will focus on creativity through the means of ‘freestyle’ or ‘improvisation’. As a group we will free draw, free write, and play theater games to build intuitive and imaginative choice making. We will support each other by honoring and amplifying one another’s creativity, share stories, and build our own intertwined narratives.

Reimagine On Site Powerhouse Courses

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Course Title: Moving Towards Comics

Teaching Artist: Sabina Kariat & Nico Maimon

Course Language: English

Level: Beginner

Ages: 14 – 18

Materials Needed: N/A

Program Dates: July 6, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Course Description:

In this in-person summer arts program co-taught by Sabina Kariat, an illustrator, animator, and comic artist, and by Nico Maimon, a performance artist, participants will explore the questions: How can movement be inspired by visuals? How can visual art be inspired by dance? And how can these two forms collaborate?

Participants will make comics relating the story arc of a comic to the sequences of movement in dance. W e will wander and explore the Powerhouse area, make art inspired by our settings, use “found materials” in collages, and choreograph movements inspired by specific places.