DITA is hosting Sherrie Barr, nationally recognized artist educator, for a unique 3-day event of dancing and dance making. Explore the physical practice of dance through technique and improvisation; experience the rigor of dancing through the joys of exploring; learn to articulate in mind & body!
Day One: Tuesday, July 31 – 7:00-8:30
The physical practice of technique
Day Two: Wednesday, August 1 – 7:00-8:30
Improvisation as technique
Day Three: Thursday, August 2 – 7:00-8:30
The physical (and articulate) practice of dance making
All are welcome to Day One. Those who attend Day One are welcome to both or either Day Two & Three.
Sherrie Barr is Associate Professor and Director of Dance in the Department of Theatre at Michigan State University. She received a BA in dance from Adelphi University in New York, her MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a
Certified Laban Movement Analyst. Sherrie has been a faculty member in dance programs at various universities, including Grand Valley State University and University of Oregon. In 1999, she was the recipient of a Fulbright Lecturing/Research award at The Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. In 2011, she received Michigan State’s “All-University Excellence in Diversity Award” in the category of individual: emerging progress. For part of her tenure in the Northwest, Sherrie co-directed Two Dance, a duet company. In current choreographic projects, featured in MSU’s Repertory Dance Company, Sherrie has become intrigued with collaborative thrust of community-based endeavors. Her scholarship, focusing on the juncture of pedagogy and contemporary choreography, has been presented at national conferences conference such as NDEO, SDHS, HERA, and NDA. Publications have appeared in various journals, including Journal of Dance Education and Research in Dance Education. Her research continues to be a vital spark for choreographic and writing projects, and most importantly, her teaching.
$12/$9 students w/ID – Individual Class
$22/$18 students w/ID – Two Classes
$30/$25 students w/ID – All 3 Classes