Event Date(s): May 18, 2013 -
10:00 to 15:00

Location: Oberlin College, Main Space, Warner Center 100, 30 N. Professor St., Oberlin OH 44074


About the Seminar
During this FREE participatory workshop, we will explore movement experiences that are accessible to students with a range of physical and cognitive abilities.  Drawing on her training in Contact Improvisation, Body-Mind Centering and other somatic techniques, facilitator Ann Cooper Albright will introduce participants to both the ideas and skills that will enable them to engage student learning through the immediacy of the body. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal or notebook.

About the PresenterAnn Cooper Albright dancing
A performer, choreographer and feminist scholar, Dr. Ann Cooper Albright is Professor of Dance and Chair of the Department of Dance at Oberlin College.  Combining her interests in dancing and cultural theory, she is involved in teaching a variety of dance, performance studies and gender studies courses that seek to engage students in both practices and theories of the body.  She is the author of Engaging Bodies:  the Politics and Poetics of Corporeality (2013); Modern Gestures:  Abraham Walkowitz Draws Isadora Duncan Dancing (2010); Traces of Light:  Absence and Presence in the Work of Loie Fuller (2007); Choreographing Difference:  the Body and Identity in Contemporary Dance (1997) and co-editor of Moving History/Dancing Cultures(2001) and Taken By Surprise:  Improvisation in Dance and Mind (2003).  Encounters with Contact Improvisation (2010) is one of her more recent adventures in writing and dancing and dancing and writing – with others.  Ann is currently working on an interdisciplinary project entitled Gravity Matters, which looks at contemporary embodiment after 9/11.

Certificate of Participation is available and may be submitted for 5 hours of CEU credit.

For more information and to register contact Erin Hoppe, 614.241.5325

Presented in partnership with OhioDance logo

Funding for the workshop is provided by:

Ohio Department of Education

VSA at The Kennedy Center