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Video: Colaboratoria 2023 Dance Concert

December 4, 2023

We are excited to share the video of this fall’s dance concert, Colaboratoria 2023. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed and valued the process of creating, producing and editing the dance concert. Special thanks to all those who worked on the dance concert and to Maurice Godin for editing the dance film. – Dance Program Director, Paula Thomson

Where does dance lead in life? Kinesiology students in the Department of Kinesiology’s Dance program choreograph, produce and perform dance concerts every year for the campus and local communities. But beyond the dance, what are students learning – and how?

While the dance concerts are by nature performances for audiences, from the perspective of educators, the productions are known to be High Impact Practices (HIPs) because the experience also leads students into self-discovery while helping them develop skills for further education and life overall.

As students produce the shows from conceptualization to curtain, they are learning movement and staging, performing scientific research, exploring social issues, discovering meaning, gaining empathy, developing communication and storytelling skills, and learning best practices for health and wellbeing.

Some of our dance students have gone on to pursue PhD’s, some have become professional dancers and performers, teachers, physical therapists, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs).  Wherever their careers take them, each can point to dance as helping them connect to qualities within that are leading them today.

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