Teaching Methodology Workshop with Risa Steinberg at Gibney Dance
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
(Entrance at 53A Chambers)
New York, NY, 10007
Teaching Methodology Workshop with Risa Steinberg
Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop fee: $500
Drop-in for technique class 10:00 am – 12:00 pm: $20
Risa Steinberg, the Associate Director of the Dance Division for the Juilliard School and renowned dancer and educator, will teach a daily technique class followed by an afternoon session focusing on issues and challenges for today’s dance teachers. Each day will focus upon essential aspects of dance pedagogy, including building a class structure and sequence, development of goals for teachers and students, planning skills, mindful use of vocabulary and language, essential movements and how to teach them, consideration of alignment and anatomy, and insights into training the professional dancer of today. There will be opportunities for group discussion and problem solving, along with individual mentoring time with Ms. Steinberg. This workshop is open and appropriate for teachers working in settings ranging from professional training conservatories to after-school dance classes. Both experienced educators and novices are welcome.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Daily Technique Class
12:30 – 4:00 pm
About Risa Steinberg
Risa Steinberg, the Associate Director of the Dance Division of The Juilliard School is a recognized teacher, performer, and rehearsal coach, mentor of young choreographers and director of the works of José Limón. Ms. Steinberg has toured the world performing and teaching technique and teaching methodology extensively. As a performer she was a principal dancer with the José Limón Dance Company, Bill Cratty Dance Theater, Annabelle Gamson, Anna Sokolow’s Player’s Project, Colin Connor and American Repertory Dance Company of Los Angeles. She has been a guest with choreographers including Wally Cardona, Sean Curran and Danzahoy of Caracas, Venezuela. As a reconstructor of the works of Limón, she has worked with companies and dancers around the world including Nureyev and Friends, Frank Augustyn, Karen Kain, and the Pennsylvania Ballet.
She was a dance panelist for the N.Y.S. Council on the Arts and presently sits on the Artists Advisory board for Danspace Project at St. Marks Church and the Bessie Committee.
Ms. Steinberg is presently a cast member of the New York City production, Sleep No More.