Black Box believes the best way to understand something differently/deeper/authentically is to make a dance about it! Workshops are designed to elicit and integrate ideas from participants in the construction of new dances. Students literally embody curriculum concepts and make personal connections to content. Example subjects: Plate tectonics and Earth forms, The Underground Railroad, Day of the Dead Cultural Studies, Human Body Systems, Force and Motion (Newton’s Laws), Movement and Metaphor, Geometry, the Revolutionary War, and Moving Math Word Problems.
Black Box Dance Theatre has performed for thousands across NC and is a favorite of both students and educators. Known for their non-fiction accounts of the world, the troupe has expertise in making dances that are relevant and inspirational to audiences of all ages. It matters who is dancing and what you are dancing about: this modern dance company includes a hip hop dancer, a ballerinas, and a Purple Heart Army veteran all adding to the artistry on stage. Michelle Pearson, Artistic Director, has co-authored a Virtual Tool Box with methods and steps for bringing dance into the classroom.