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Annex Dance Company


Annex Dance Company


Annex Dance Company is a professional modern dance company rooted in modern dance tradition while pushing the boundaries of movement invention through relationships and intention. The company's creative process is collaborative and integrative of other art forms and inspirations that inform our work, which is why we love curriculum-based residencies! Using the standards and grade specific curriculum, students will use creative movement to explore dance composition elements such as shape, levels, dynamics, pathways, space, time, and effort. Most experiences will conclude with a dance created by the students in collaboration with the company. Experiences are usually taught by 2-3 Annex Dance Company members allowing for small group, partner, and individual work in class.

Common Denominator: Explore math through movement exercises including the use of number lines, addition, and subtraction. Students will be introduced to dance composition concepts such as shape, levels, and dynamics. There is opportunity for small group work as students create connected shapes and movement phrases to solve math problems.

With These Words: Focusing on literary works that span the curriculum, students will focus on using creative movement to explore composition elements such as shape, levels, dynamic pathways, space, time, and effort. Exploration of literary work will be more abstract, allowing for students to think outside the box as they create movement to represent the words and themes.

Forces and Motion: Students will explore the push and pull of bodies through space comparing speed and direction. Using position terms such as above and below, students will identify the position of created shapes in relation to one another. Students will explore balanced and unbalanced forces, and how they affect the rate and direction of motion.