Pedagogies Beyond Dance: A Lecture Series by MA Arts Pedagogy & Practice


Date & Time

Tue 15 Jan 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30pm


Lecture Theatre
Block F Level 2, #F201
LASALLE, 1 McNally Street


Reservations only:


Talk / Lecture

When, and why, do dance educators teach beyond the form?

What does it take for a dance instructor to engage learning in deeper ways?

How can educators observe youths movements and perceive their emotional wellbeing so as to improve group dynamics?

Professor Kelvin Cooper from Bronx Community College, New York, uses techniques from movement and dance to build community engagement and student retention. When faced with vulnerable youths with issues of trust, Professor Cooper commits to building relationships that form the bedrock of teaching and learning. He is also an adjunct lecturer at New York University and a teaching artist with Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre in New York.

Mr Vincent Yong, an award teaching artist, is the first Certified Movement Analyst (Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, LIMS) and Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist (International Somatic Movement and Therapy Association, ISMETA) in Southeast Asia. He applies movement and dance in corporate training, cancer and stroke therapies and children's behavioural shifts. He is the founder of Danspire International and teh author of Flow: The Art of Creating AbunDance.

This panel will be moderated by Dr Edmund Chow, Programme Leader of MA Arts Pedagogy & Practice. As an applied theatre practitioner, he had used the arts for training, education, research, and therapy in schools, psychiatric hospitals, prisons and in conflict zones.

About the Programme:

The Pedagogies Beyond Lecture Series will feature a different art form and pedagogy each month with international and local guest speakers.