Past Events

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Office of Education and Community Outreach
Life Hall 130D, Tel: 973.655.7070

2010

October 2010
Liz Lerman
Intergenerational Dance Workshop



2009

April 2009 - Dance in the Community:
                      Intergenerational Dance Workshop


Intergenerational Dance 1

Intergenerational Dance 2

Photos courtesty of the Montclair Arts Council

In April 2009, in partnership with the Dance Division, we invited artist-choreographers Julie Gayer and Mark Lamb to follow the Liz Lerman model and work with the Montclair Arts council and our students and launched the Dance in the Community: Intergenerational Dance Project.

This project aims to explore the effect of creative movement on individuals, especially late in life; to involve older persons in dance activities and observe the effect on mental and general health, overall functioning and sense of well-being. These workshops are geared towards adults 55 years and older and will focus on how to utilize dance/movement as a creative means for exploration, reflection and self expression.

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"The Creative Aging Initiative (CAI) is designed to connect older adults to arts and culture. It embraces a belief that engagement by older adults in arts and culture can result in benefits in personal growth within a context of support and socialization. This philosophy has been supported by research findings and reports on best practices in programming for older adults. The CAI has conducted a number of awareness programs and arts programs in photography/storytelling, creative writing, intergenerational dance and acting."



2008

April 2008 - Liz Lerman Dance

Liz Lerman Dance Photo

Photo courtesy of Peak Performances at MSU.

In April 2008, as a result of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange residency at Peak Performances @ MSU, Ms. Lerman offered an intergenerational Master Class to MSU students and the Montclair community.This event was so well received that Montclair Arts Council (MAC) Creative Aging Initiative and MSU have entered into a partnership to provide opportunities for older adults to engage in dance and movement.

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This project aims to explore the effect of creative movement on individuals, especially late in life; to involve older persons in dance activities and observe the effect on mental and general health, overall functioning and sense of well-being. These workshops are geared towards adults 55 years and older and will focus on how to utilize dance/movement as a creative means for exploration, reflection and self expression.

November 2008 - Day With(out) Art

Day With(out) Art

Day Without Art Day Without Art (DWA) began on December 1st 1989 as the national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis. To make the public aware that AIDS can touch everyone, and inspire positive action, some 800 U.S. art and AIDS groups participated in the first Day Without Art, shutting down museums, sending staff to volunteer at AIDS services, or sponsoring special exhibitions of work about AIDS. Since then, Day With(out) Art has grown into a collaborative project in which an estimated 8,000 national and international museums, galleries, art centers, AIDS Service Organizations, libraries, high schools and colleges take part.

 

 

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2007

November 30-December 1,2007 - Day With(out) Art

December 1st is designated as not only World AIDS Day, but also a Day With(out) Art, an international day of action, silence, and mourning in response to HIV/AIDS. The community will be invited to join in this effort by witnessing the shrouding of the art work that graces the MSU campus. In addition, "safer sex" stations are located throughout campus distributing information on the facts and myths of HIV/AIDS.

World AIDS Day 2007