Anne Green Gilbert receives prestigious dance educator award

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Anne Green Gilbert to receive
prestigious dance educator award
Innovative and internationally recognized dance educator and author, founder of the Creative Dance Center and Kaleidoscope Dance Company, Anne Green Gilbert, is to receive the American Dance Festival 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award.

The American Dance Festival (ADF) will award the 2016 Balasaraswati/Joy Anne Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching to celebrated dance educator Anne Green Gilbert. A ceremony will take place on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 4:30pm in Page Auditorium on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. 

Ms. Gilbert joins a veritable who's who of American dance history.

ADF Dean Leah Cox stated, “Anne Green Gilbert is a seminal force in the field of dance education and is a remarkable teacher. Her pedagogical model is remarkably comprehensive and specific, yet structured in a way that can be applied to almost any context and population. 
Her Summer Dance Institute for Teachers, which I attended in 2009, formed the foundation of my current pedagogical approach and launched my own investigations into best education practices. I know many other educators who feel similarly. I’m thrilled to honor her and look forward to giving the ADF community a chance to learn from her.”

While at ADF, Ms. Gilbert will teach in the Dance Professionals Workshop and in the Summer Intensive program for students.

To honor Ms. Gilbert and celebrate this achievement, Kaleidoscope Dance Company performed her work, Lord of the Dance (a tribute to Doris Humphrey and inspired by Humphrey's 1930 piece The Shakers) at the 35th Anniversary Kaleidoscope Spring Concert held at Broadway Performance Hall Mother's Day weekend.

Kaleidoscope Dance Company
Kaleidoscope Dance Company is located in North Seattle very close to the Shoreline border. Kaleidoscope has performed at Shoreline Community College as part of the/LFP Arts Council's children's programming.

They are frequent performers at the Shoreline Arts Festival. They have provided a series of brain-based creative dance to an inclusive class of pre-schoolers at the Children's Center.

They stage performances at Shorewood and Shorecrest Performing Arts Centers every year for the Kaleidoscope Gift of Dance Concert as well as the Creative Dance Center School Show, An Afternoon of Dance. 

Many Kaleidoscope dancers (current and past) are or have been students in the Shoreline School District. Current dancers in Kaleidoscope Dance Company attend Brookside, Echo Lake, Highland Terrace, and Parkwood.


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