Julie B. Johnson, Phddance artistEducator
East parkside Youth Dance Program
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
In the summer of 2013, dance artist and Digital Research Specialist Barbara Tait initiated a dance and video project with patrons of the Free Library Technology Hot Spot at the Heavenly Hall Annex in East Parkside, Philadelphia. Participants explored creative movement and choreography through sessions led by Tait and guest artists Colleen Hooper and Julie B. Johnson. The sessions were filmed, and participants were able to use the technology at the Hot Spot to learn video editing techniques. The project culminated in a docu-dance entitled “What We Do,” which was presented at Collapse/Intersect, a dance concert in the 2013 FringeArts Festival.
Building on this model, the East Parkside Youth Dance Program with dance artist Julie B. Johnson will include creative skill building sessions in creative movement and dance composition. Drawing from the imaginations and experiences of the participants, the program aims to facilitate creative exploration, self-expression and community building - celebrating the participants relationship to the community of East Parkside through dance.
We need you
This program is a collaboration between Julie B. Johnson, Heavenly Hall, and the community members and leaders of East Parkside. To develop and strengthen this program, we rely on the input and expertise of the community. If you would like to provide feedback, offer your services, or get involved in any way, please contact us.
To inquire about this program, please submit the contact form below