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CPD workshop | Creative Dance Ideas for Primary Education
April 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm£15
Book on to our CPD workshop led by dance artists Pip Jones and Lizzie Swinford for teachers and movement practitioners working with primary aged children.
Pip Jones and Lizzie Swinford will share their experience and ideas following their work together on Dance in Devon’s inclusive All Aboard! project. Through the use of creative movement, stories and props they will look at ways to harness children’s unique capabilities and personalities in embodied creativity. Themes covered will include exploring stories in an immersive and sensory way, Paley’s storytelling curriculum, and creating dance workshops that link to playful themes and topics. This workshop will be relevant to dance practitioners, teachers and teaching assistants both in mainstream and special schools and anyone with an interest in encouraging children to use their imaginations, explore their physicality and express themselves.
Meet the workshop leaders:
Lizzie Swinford is a dance practitioner living and working in Exeter. She trained at the London Contemporary Dance School and works in the community, schools, further and higher education. In recent years her focus has been on early years, primary and special education in her work with the Devon Carousel Project and Dance in Devon’s All Aboard! Lizzie takes a playful, interactive approach: improvising with children. Her work reveals a desire to be led by children’s ideas, dancing in active moving dialogue with them. Lizzie is interested in researching creativity and education, her MA dissertation examines dance with EAL preschool children.
Pip Jones is a movement and theatre practitioner based in Devon. After her degree in Anthropology and English at Jesus College, Cambridge, she trained at the Laban Centre, London and in Circus Arts in Bristol. She went on to devise and tour a series of street theatre and cabaret shows that fused dance, stilts and puppetry and toured internationally. Pip taught in Higher Education for many years, specialising in movement, improvisation and children’s creativity and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her current practice is inspired by Paley and centres around young children authoring their own stories which are then brought to life and shared with others.
Pip and Lizzie collaborate together in their company, Skylarker. They are currently working on The Book Keepers; an ACE and lottery funded project for libraries in which children are inspired to create and embody their own stories.
This event is subsidised by Dance in Devon and supported by Arts Council England.
- April 28
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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- alexander building, Exeter University
TS3 Alexander Building, University of Exeter, New North Rd, Thornlea
Exeter, EX4 4LA United Kingdom + Google Map