Scenario-based Composition to Engage, Nurture, and Empower
Workshops offer creative movement skills to non-dancers in order to enhance participants’ critical thinking, creative problem solving and leadership skills through creative movement, improvisation, theater, and games. The first half of each workshop is dedicated to warm-up and skill-building; in the second half, students break into small groups to utilize these skills and create an original movement score based on a given scene or scenario. Goals of the workshops include:
TARGETED POPULATIONS: Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre is committed to working with underserved youth communities including high school students, incarcerated minors, survivors of abuse, and young adults with developmental disabilities. SCENE workshops empower these populations with tools for creative self-expression and encourage participants to think critically to solve problems both individually and as a group.
Currently YSDT is partnering with BOOM!Health in the Bronx for the S.C.E.N.E. program, supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.